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Volume 87, Number 4

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Library of Congress, Washington DC
2021
Catalog Card Number 60-46157
ISSN 0039-9183

Table of Contents

Talking Book Topics

In Brief

Books for Adults

Books for Children

Foreign Language

Audio Magazines

In Brief

NLS internship seeks applicants

NLS is seeking applicants for the spring session of the NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program. This is a paid internship established through an endowment to provide legally blind individuals opportunities to work at the Library of Congress. The next deadline for applications is November 1, 2021.  For further information, please visit www.loc.gov/nls/about/internship-program.

NLS expands foreign-language collection

Thanks in part to the Marrakesh Treaty, NLS has begun to acquire more books in foreign languages. In the past quarter, we have added books in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. For more information, including advice on how to search BARD and Voyager for foreign language titles, visit https://go.usa.gov/x6QZc External, or contact your local cooperating braille and talking book library for assistance in finding materials in your languages of interest. To learn more about the Marrakesh Treaty, visit www.loc.gov/nls/Marrakesh.

BARD Express updated

A new update to BARD Express, a stand-alone application that allows Windows users to more easily browse and obtain books from the Braille and Audio Reading Download, was released the week of May 31. Version 2.5.54.16 is supported by Windows 8.1 through 10.X operating systems. New features include:

  • Organization of the Previous Downloads list by Type, Subject, or Author.
  • Easier cancelation of searches using either the new Cancel button or the Escape key.
  • Quick navigation to the Search field using the Control + S shortcut.
  • Announcement of the Author label when a user tabs through Book Details, and the ability to select the name of the author to bring up a list of all their available books.

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Newsstand

The following announcements may be of interest to readers. The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled reserves the right to publish announcements selectively, as space permits. The items mentioned below are not part of the NLS program, and their listings do not imply endorsement or support. Prices and details about listed items were correct at the time of compilation but are subject to change.

OIB-TAC offers resources for blind and low-vision seniors

The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center, part of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at the University of Mississippi, offers free and low-cost services to individuals over 55. Resources include a multi-part online curriculum on independent living and a series of videos on healthy aging, as well as a directory of other assistance organizations listed by state. For more information, please visit www.oib-tac.org External.

New Hadley keyboard workshops

A new series of free online workshops offered by Hadley, a non-profit educational organization focused on blind and low-vision adults, provide advice on using keyboard shortcuts that can eliminate the need for a mouse. For more information, please visit https://hadley.edu/workshops/keyboarding-series.

Online grocery-ordering platform improves accessibility

Rosie, a new e-commerce platform for ordering groceries online, has implemented features to make shopping more accessible for individuals who are blind or low-vision. For more information about what the website has done to improve accessibility, visit www.rosieapp.com/leading-the-way-for-accessible-online-grocery External.

Books for Adults

Books listed in this issue of Talking Book Topics were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains a wide range of fiction and nonfiction books, including biographies, classics, westerns, mysteries, romances, and others.

Registered users may also immediately download all titles and magazines from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service at https://nlsbard.loc.gov. The free BARD Mobile app is available from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s Appstore for reading talking books on your personal smart phone or tablet. To learn more about the collection or to sign up for BARD, contact your local cooperating library.

Books within the headings Adult Fiction and Adult Nonfiction are listed alphabetically by subject category, author last name, and title. For example, the title War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy would be listed in Adult Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Tolstoy.

Note: A notice may appear immediately following the book description to indicate occurrences of violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex. The word “some” before any of these terms indicates an occasional or infrequent occurrence, as in “some strong language.” Commercial audiobooks for which NLS does not have access to the print book may display the notice “unrated,” which means that the book may or may not contain violence, strong language, or descriptions of sex.

Adult Fiction

Adventure

Wrath of Poseidon
DB99862 10 hours 46 minutes
by Clive Cussler and Robin
read by Scott Brick
Ten years ago, Sam Fargo and Remi Longstreet unsuccessfully hunted the legendary riches stolen from the Persian King Croesus in 546 B.C. Now someone they helped put in prison is out and determined to get the treasure and kill the now-married Sam and Remi Fargo. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Ashes, Books 4-6
DB97780 34 hours 35 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Richard Davidson
Books four through six of the series, published in 1985 and 1986. In Blood in the Ashes, Ben Raines and his group face a bloodthirsty religious cult. Also includes Alone in the Ashes and Wind in the Ashes. Sequel to Ashes, Books 1-3 (DB96866). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1986.

Deep War: The War with China—the Nuclear Precipice
DB99656 11 hours 59 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Gary Galone
Admiral Dan Lenson, from Hunter Killer (DB96295), leads an allied force against China in the Pacific in an attempt to turn the tides of war. But an artificial intelligence system created by the enemy thwarts their plans. Navy SEAL master chief Teddy Oberg begins a critical mission. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Family

Dinner at 10:32
DB100298 7 hours 33 minutes
by Mahyar A. Amouzegar
read by various narrators
Every year, Donte and his wife celebrate the moment they committed to each other—October 10th at 10:32 pm. Having grown up under the spell of their romantic story, their granddaughter demands the truth after facing her own romantic turmoil. Donte unravels truth from fiction. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

The Vanishing Half
DB99791 11 hours 36 minutes
by Brit Bennett
read by Shayna Small
Desiree Vignes and her daughter return home to Louisiana in 1968, fourteen years after Desiree and her identical twin sister Stella ran away. The sisters ended up on different paths, and as Desiree struggles with the racial tensions of her hometown, Stella lives her life passing as white. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Happiness, as Such
DB98073 4 hours 52 minutes
by Natalia Ginzburg
read by Laura Giannarelli
Michele fled to England to escape the dangers of his radical political ties. His family and friends write to him, sharing their frustrations, love, and changes to the community. Their interconnections, joys, and tribulations are revealed through their letters. Translated from the 1973 Italian edition. 2019.

The Daughters of Erietown
DB99958 14 hours 14 minutes
by Connie Schultz
read by Cassandra Campbell
Ohio, 1957. Sixteen-year-old Ellie is in love with basketball star Brick, but she also dreams of being a nurse. An unexpected pregnancy puts both their life plans on hold. Their family deals with decisions made through the generations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Fantasy

The Angel of the Crows
DB99909 16 hours 5 minutes
by Katherine Addison
read by Imogen Church
In an alternate 1880s London, angels watch over city corners, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings in a well-regulated truce. At 221B Baker Street, Crow is a consulting detective and self-styled angel of London who becomes friends with Doyle, a wounded veteran. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Empire of Gold
DB100078 28 hours 40 minutes
by S.A. Chakraborty
read by Soneela Nankani
Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, find their alliance fraying, while Nahri and Ali seek aid elsewhere. Sequel to The Kingdom of Copper (DB93701). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Sandman
DB100083 10 hours 56 minutes
by Neil Gaiman
read by various narrators
Audio adaptation of the legendary graphic novel about Morpheus, the immortal King of Dreams. A group of humans seeking to imprison Death capture Morpheus by mistake. After his escape, he must work to recover the tools that will restore his power. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Sucker Punch
DB100176 18 hours 29 minutes
by Laurell K. Hamilton
read by Kimberly Alexis
US Marshall and vampire hunter Anita Blake flies to a tiny community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on an emergency consult. When she arrives, there is plenty of proof that a young wereleopard killed his uncle, but Anita thinks something is off about the crime scene. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

American Demon
DB99910 18 hours 56 minutes
by Kim Harrison
read by Marguerite Gavin
What happens after you've saved the world? Well, if you're Rachel Morgan, witch-born demon, you quickly discover that something might have gone just a little bit wrong. That the very same acts you and your friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Trouble the Saints
DB100117 13 hours 7 minutes
by Alaya Dawn Johnson
read by various narrators
In Jazz Age New York, Phyllis, an African American woman passing as white, uses her supernatural knife skills in the service of a Russian mob boss. Phyllis once believed her kills served justice, but that changes when she reconnects with her policeman ex-boyfriend. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Paladin's Grace
DB100332 9 hours 28 minutes
by T. Kingfisher
read by Peter Holdway
Stephen is a broken paladin, living only for the chance to be useful before he dies. But his life changes when he encounters a fugitive named Grace in an alley and witnesses an assassination attempt gone wrong. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

Shakespeare for Squirrels
DB99723 8 hours 51 minutes
by Christopher Moore
read by Euan Morton
Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging washes up on the shores of Greece, where he hopes to get work as a court fool. Soon in trouble, King Oberon offers to help Pocket if he investigates a murder. Sequel to The Serpent of Venice (DB78952). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Chosen Ones
DB99243 15 hours 15 minutes
by Veronica Roth
read by various narrators
Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity. After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal for everyone but the Chosen Ones. After all, what do you do when your purpose in life is now fulfilled? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Baptism of Fire
DB98109 12 hours 2 minutes
by Andrzej Sapkowski
read by Peter Kenny
A deadly coup within the Wizard's Guild leaves the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, gravely injured, and his ward Ciri missing. A rumor places her in the Niflgaard Court, preparing to marry the Emperor. Sequel to The Time of Contempt (DB98108). Translated from the 1996 Polish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.

The Time of Contempt
DB98108 11 hours 58 minutes
by Andrzej Sapkowski
read by Peter Kenny
To protect his ward, Ciri, Geralt of Rivia sends her away from the home of the Witchers to train with the sorceress Yennefer. But all is not well within the Wizard's Guild. Sequel to The Blood of Elves (DB98082). Translated from the 1995 Polish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Ashes of the Sun: Burningblade & Silvereye, Book 1
DB100119 21 hours 26 minutes
by Django Wexler
read by Imogen Church
Gyre hasn't seen his beloved sister Maya since their parents sold her to the mysterious Twilight Order. Now, twelve years after her disappearance, Gyre's sole focus is revenge, and he's willing to risk anything and anyone to claim enough power to destroy the Order. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

General

Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins
DB98111 14 hours 44 minutes
by Katarina Bivald
read by Phoebe Strole
After motel manager Henny dies in an accident, she can't bear to leave the people she loves behind. Even dead, Henny is determined to help her friends rediscover the happiness they once knew. To help them move forward, Henny will have to look back. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Memoirs and Misinformation
DB100122 7 hours 52 minutes
by Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon
read by Jeff Daniels
Semi-autobiographical novel about a famous actor named Jim Carrey. Carrey is overweight, lonely, and depressed when he meets and falls in love with Georgie. Meanwhile, screenwriter Charlie Kauffman offers him a role that might win him an Oscar. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves
DB99116 29 hours 37 minutes
by Carolyn Chute
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Reporter Ivy Morelli receives a number of phone messages complaining about a school located on Heart's Content Road in Egypt, Maine. As she investigates, she discovers more about Gordon St. Onge, from The School on Heart's Content Road (DB68410), and the other residents. Strong language. 2014.

Love
DB99914 11 hours 10 minutes
by Roddy Doyle
read by Morgan C. Jones
Davy and Joe were drinking pals back in their Dublin youth, but rarely see each other now. But tonight Davy's father is dying in the hospice, and Joe has a secret that will lead the two on a bender back to the haunts of their youth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Big Finish
DB100114 10 hours 38 minutes
by Brooke Fossey
read by Mark Bramhall
Octogenarian Duffy is a Vietnam vet and a recovering alcoholic who shares a room at the Centennial Assisted Living Home with his best friend Carl. To avoid getting sent to a roach-infested nursing home, Duffy always follows the rules. But trouble finds them when Carl's estranged granddaughter shows up. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Luster
DB100173 6 hours 42 minutes
by Raven Leilani
read by Ariel Neema Blake
Edie is a twenty-something African American woman who works a low-level job at a publishing house. She meets Eric, a much older white man, online and becomes entangled in the complicated open marriage of Eric and his wife. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop
DB100174 9 hours 14 minutes
by Roselle Lim
read by Nancy Wu
Vanessa has always been able to see people's fortunes at the bottom of their teacups, but she's convinced her gift is a curse that will prevent her from finding love. She travels to Paris to apprentice at her Aunt Evelyn's tea shop. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Burning
DB99956 7 hours 24 minutes
by Megha Majumdar
read by various narrators
After making a careless comment on Facebook, Jivan is arrested for orchestrating a terrorist attack. Opportunistic gym teacher PT Sir finds his political rise depends on Jivan's fall. Meanwhile, Lovely can provide an alibi for Jivan, but doing so would threaten her. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Water Keeper
DB100040 11 hours 57 minutes
by Charles Martin
read by Steven Carpenter
Murphy Shepherd lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and dedicating his life to rescuing those in peril. When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, Murph finds himself in the dangerous world of human trafficking. 2020.

From the Shadows
DB99373 3 hours 51 minutes
by Juan José Millás
read by Steven Carpenter
When he accidentally traps himself inside a wardrobe at an antiques market, Damián Lobo is delivered to a seemingly idyllic home and family. He sneaks about the house, serving as an invisible butler to the family, becoming deeply and disastrously involved in their lives. Translated from the 2016 Spanish edition. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars.
DB100121 30 hours 27 minutes
by Joyce Carol Oates
read by Cheryl Smith
Sixty-seven-year-old John Earle McLaren died when he tried to intervene in an assault by police officers on an unarmed African American man. After his death, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts: An Adventure
DB97793 14 hours 55 minutes
by Kate Racculia
read by Jeff Allin
When Vincent Pryce, Boston's most eccentric billionaire, dies, he leaves behind an epic treasure hunt through the city, with clues inspired by his hero, Edgar Allan Poe. Tuesday Mooney is forced out of her shell when she works with a motley crew to join the hunt for Pryce's fortune. Strong language. 2019.

Rodham
DB99840 14 hours 1 minute
by Curtis Sittenfeld
read by Carrington MacDuffie
1971. Hillary Rodham
introduces herself to her fellow Yale Law School student, Bill Clinton. They develop a relationship and she follows him to Arkansas. But when she feels doubts about their impending marriage, she breaks up with him. Their paths continue to cross through the years. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Moral Compass
DB98113 7 hours 10 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Dan John Miller
The traditionally boys-only prep school Saint Ambrose has just enrolled female students for the first time. After the school’s Halloween event, one girl is in the hospital with alcohol poisoning, and only a handful of students know what really happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Where the Forest Meets the Stars
DB100320 10 hours 33 minutes
by Glendy Vanderah
read by Deborah Desmone
After the loss of her mother and a battle with breast cancer, Joanna returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois. When a mysterious child shows up at her cabin covered in bruises, Jo asks her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel, for help. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Historical Fiction

A Thousand Moons
DB99509 7 hours 47 minutes
by Sebastian Barry
read by Kyla Garcia
Winona Cole, the adopted Lakota daughter of John Cole and Thomas McNulty from Days without End (DB87906), works on forging a life for herself in Tennessee. But her identity as an Indian woman and other prejudices threaten what peace her family has achieved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Mina
DB100260 11 hours 53 minutes
by Jonatha Ceely
read by Mare Trevathan
In the countryside of England near Liverpool, young Paddy becomes an apprentice to the estate's cook, Mr. Serle. But Paddy is hiding a secret. He is really Mina. She eventually confesses her true identity and history to Mr. Serle, revealing loss and hope for her future. Some violence. 2004.

The Last Train to Key West
DB99837 9 hours 19 minutes
by Chanel Cleeton
read by various narrators
1935. Three women, Cuban Mirta Perez, businesswoman Elizabeth Preston, and Key West resident Helen Berner, must confront the status of their lives as a hurricane bears down on the island over Labor Day weekend. As their paths cross, they seek answers to their futures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Orphan Sisters
DB98314 13 hours 58 minutes
by Shirley Dickson
read by Terry Donnelly
England, 1929. Four-year-old Esther and her older sister Dorothy are abandoned by their mother at an orphanage. Together, they manage to survive their term there and leave eleven years later. But war is overtaking the country, and they struggle to make connections. Violence and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Pull of the Stars
DB100108 9 hours 8 minutes
by Emma Donoghue
read by Emma Lowe
Dublin is being ravaged by the Spanish Flu. Nurse Julia Power works in a severely understaffed hospital when two new women are detailed to help. Doctor Kathleen Lynn is rumored to be a rebel on the run from the police, and Bridie Sweeney is a young volunteer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Paris Hours
DB99839 9 hours 8 minutes
by Alex George
read by Raphael Corkhill
Paris, 1927. Over one day, four people seek what they have lost—physical and intangible. Armenian refugee Souren performs puppet shows for children. Lovesick artist Guillaume owes more than he can afford. Journalist Jean-Paul tells stories to avoid his own. Former maid Camille tries to honor a promise. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

My Name Is Eva
DB99336 9 hours 26 minutes
by Suzanne Goldring
read by Abigail Maupin
In 2016, elderly Mrs. Evelyn Taylor-Clarke lives in a care home. Always put together, she is mentally sharp but enjoys playing the dotty old lady. When her niece discovers an old photograph and questions her past, Evie's secrets are slowly revealed. Violence and some strong language. 2019.

The Brideship Wife
DB99391 9 hours 44 minutes
by Leslie Howard
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1862. When potential scandal brews, Charlotte is forced to leave England and seek her fortune in Canada. On the voyage, she meets Reverend John Crossman—whom her sister deems an insufficient match. Challenges and tragedy threaten Charlotte's chance at happiness. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.

Golden Poppies
DB100309 8 hours 36 minutes
by Laila Ibrahim
read by Eva Wilhelm
The daughters of Lisbeth and Mattie, from Mustard Seed (DB91240), connect when Lisbeth and her daughter Sadie travel to Chicago from Oakland to see Mattie on her deathbed. Mattie's daughter Jordan is resentful of the pair, but she and Sadie discover they need each other more than expected. 2020.

The Unseen
DB99394 6 hours 10 minutes
by Roy Jacobsen
read by Stephen Van Doren
As Ingrid Barrøy grows up on a tiny island off the Norwegian coast, her parents dream of different things. Father Hans wants to build a quay to draw more visitors, while mother Maria dreams of the island of her youth. Translated from the 2013 Norwegian edition. Some strong language. 2016.

The Henna Artist
DB100063 10 hours 58 minutes
by Alka Joshi
read by Sneha Mathan
1955. As a seventeen-year-old, Lakshmi Shastri escaped an abusive marriage and built a life in Jaipur. Thirteen years later, she is confronted by her husband, who has brought her orphaned sister, born after Lakshmi left. Lakshmi's independent life, built on keeping the secrets of the wealthy, is threatened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

City of Hope
DB100021 9 hours 50 minutes
by Kate Kerrigan
read by Teresa Willis
Ireland, 1934. Ellie and John are making their living between their farm and shop. When John suddenly dies, Ellie decides to return to New York City, where she'd spent time as a young woman. There, she confronts her past. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2011.

The Book of Longings
DB99652 13 hours 29 minutes
by Sue Monk Kidd
read by various narrators
Ana has struggled throughout her life to become educated. When her family tries to engage her to a much older man, a chance encounter with Jesus changes the course of her life, and they marry. But their lives are upended further by her brother Judas's treasonous actions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

How We Disappeared
DB99773 11 hours 51 minutes
by Jing-Jing Lee
read by various narrators
2000. After the loss of her husband, Wang Di reflects on everything she failed to tell him, and slowly confesses secrets to her twelve-year-old grandson, Kevin. In 1942 Singapore, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is taken by invading Japanese troops to work as a comfort woman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

American Follies
DB100043 8 hours 22 minutes
by Norman Lock
read by Deborah Desmone
Ellen Finch, former stenographer for Henry James, has been placed with suffragist leaders Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. When Ellen's infant son is kidnapped by the KKK, the three women and a friend of Ellen's travel deep into the south to rescue him. Violence and some strong language. 2020.

Mount Pleasant
DB97772 13 hours 48 minutes
by Patrice Nganang
read by Jessica Wortham
Cameroon, 1931. Nine-year-old Sara is sent to be the sultan's 681st wife. But she is delivered into the care of Bertha, who claims Sara as her son. Sara witnesses history. When Sara is ninety, she shares her story. Translated from the 2011 French edition. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.

Hamnet
DB100166 12 hours 45 minutes
by Maggie O'Farrell
read by Ell Potter
In 1580s England, the plague is sweeping across the land. Young Hamnet
goes in search of his mother and older sister when his twin, Judith, falls ill. But as Hamnet
begins to fight against the illness, his parents' strained marriage is revealed—and he will become Hamlet. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Secret Orphan
DB99315 13 hours 20 minutes
by Glynis Peters
read by Terry Donnelly
England, 1940. As bombs rain down on the town of Coventry, six-year-old Rose Sherbourne is orphaned. She's placed in the care of farmer's daughter Elenor Cardew. But Rose's life is in danger. Elenor turns to Canadian pilot Jackson St. John for help, and their relationship grows. Some descriptions of sex. 2018.

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey
DB100162 11 hours 16 minutes
by Kathleen Rooney
read by various narrators
Charles Whittlesey has left the gray canyons of Wall Street for the war-torn fields of France. He and his battalion face an uncertain fate when they are saved by a messenger pigeon, Cher Ami. Major Whittlesey must then battle the demands of fame. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

To Wake the Giant: A Novel of Pearl Harbor
DB99901 19 hours 4 minutes
by Jeff Shaara
read by Mark Bramhall
As 1940 draws to a close, nineteen-year-old Tommy Biggs searches for a way out of his small town. He ends up joining the Navy. But the winds of war are drifting closer and closer to the United States. Few expect an attack on Pearl Harbor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Answer Creek
DB100020 11 hours 55 minutes
by Ashley E. Sweeney
read by Jessica Wortham
1846. Ada loses her parents to the dangers of traveling west to California. She decides to continue on with the Donner party. But misfortune follows the group, and Ada faces hard choices about what she needs to do to survive. Violence and strong language. 2020.

The Color of Air
DB100099 9 hours 24 minutes
by Gail Tsukiyama
read by various narrators
1935. Daniel Abe leaves his medical practice in Chicago to return home to the Hawaiian sugar plantations where he was raised. He reunites with the man he knows as Uncle Koji. Koji has been holding back secrets about Daniel's mother and father. Meanwhile, Mauna Loa's volcanic heart is waking. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Taste of Sugar
DB100006 12 hours 11 minutes
by Marisel Vera
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Puerto Rico, 1889. Valentina Sánchez meets coffee farmer Vicente Vega at a society wedding. Their life together—and that of their families—is threatened by looming war with the United States and natural disasters, sending them half a world away to seek their fortune. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

A Man in Love
DB97768 8 hours 29 minutes
by Martin Walser
read by Barry Bernson
1823. Seventy-three-year-old Goethe meets nineteen-year-old Ulrike von Levetzow. They form a connection that has Goethe infatuated with the young woman. When another man courts her, he falls apart. Translated from the 2017 German edition. 2019.

Katheryn Howard, the Scandalous Queen
DB100104 16 hours 34 minutes
by Alison Weir
read by Rosalyn Landor
1540. Pretty nineteen-year-old Katheryn Howard catches the eye of dissolute King Henry VIII as he schemes to rid himself of Anna of Kleve. On her relatives' recommendations, she holds out for marriage. They soon wed, but Henry is ignorant of Katheryn's past, which her family have kept hidden. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Ambassador
DB100335 9 hours 9 minutes
by Morris West
read by Mark Ashby
In this fictional presentation of the United States’ dilemma in Vietnam, the new American ambassador tells of his own tragic involvement in the assassination of the President of Vietnam. Strong language. 1965.

Holidays

The Wedding Dress Christmas
DB98076 4 hours 42 minutes
by Rachel Hauck
read by Laura Godfrey Dunlop
JoJo Castle works with her cousin at The Wedding Shop, but has no thoughts of love for herself. When her high school crush Buck Mathews comes back to town to care for his sick mother, her buried feelings resurface, but Buck is now a country music star. 2019.

The Christmas Husband Hunt
DB100019 6 hours 33 minutes
by Kate Moore
read by David Hartley-Margolin
Charles Davenham is working covertly to unmask a Russian agent until his younger sister comes to him, recently rejected, clutching The Husband Hunter's Guide to London, and determined to wed by Christmas. Charles engages governess Harriet Swanley to act as his sister's chaperone. 2019.

Sleigh Bells in the Snow
DB100004 9 hours 53 minutes
by Sarah Morgan
read by Mare Trevathan
Kayla Green is a workaholic who has lost her love of Christmas. When she arrives at the Snow Crystal ski resort, she is determined to win gorgeous owner Jackson O'Neil as a marketing client. But wooing Jackson professionally quickly turns personal. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

Human Relationships

Our Riches
DB100300 4 hours 14 minutes
by Kaouther Adimi
read by Gregory Maupin
Twenty-year-old Ryad has been hired to paint the bookstore, Les Vraies Richesses. The nearly illiterate caretaker, Abdallah, introduces him to the history of Edmond Charlot, who opened it as a lending library in 1936 with the motto "by the young, for the young." Translated from the 2017 French edition. 2020.

Hello, Summer
DB99719 16 hours 11 minutes
by Mary Kay Andrews
read by Kathleen McInerney
Conley Hawkins left her family's small town newspaper in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C., when the job disappears and she lands right back in Silver Bay, Florida. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

This Mournable Body
DB97703 11 hours 34 minutes
by Tsitsi Dangarembga
read by Adenrele Ojo
After leaving a stagnant job, Tambudzai, from Nervous Conditions (DB92815), finds herself living in a youth hostel in downtown Harare. She finds work as a biology teacher, but eventually has to leave. An ecotourism job leads her back to her parents' impoverished homestead, causing tension. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Lending Library
DB100333 9 hours 15 minutes
by Aliza Fogelson
read by Duyen Washington
After the public library in her Connecticut town closes, art teacher Dodie Fairisle starts her own lending library in the sunroom of her house. She soon finds herself considering a much bigger life-changing decision, as she learns of the chance to adopt an orphaned child. Some strong language. 2020.

The Lies That Bind
DB99848 10 hours 47 minutes
by Emily Giffin
read by various narrators
Cecily is on the verge of calling an ex-boyfriend when Grant, a stranger at the next barstool, tells her not to do it. She instead spends the evening drinking and talking with Grant. The pair grow close—but Grant goes missing during the chaos of 9/11. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Vintage Teacup Club
DB97824 10 hours 15 minutes
by Vanessa Greene
read by Elizabeth Rose
Three women all fall in love with a vintage tea set that is being sold at a market in the English countryside. Rather than fight over it, the women decide to share the set, creating a bond that changes all of their lives. 2012.

Always the Last to Know
DB99792 13 hours 0 minutes
by Kristan Higgins
read by various narrators
Sadie puts her career in New York on hold to come back and care for her dad when he has a stroke, which means facing the man she once loved. Meanwhile, her sister Juliet's picture perfect life hides her struggle with panic attacks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

28 Summers
DB99851 15 hours 28 minutes
by Elin Hilderbrand
read by Erin Bennett
When Mallory Blessing is dying, she tells her son to contact Jake McCloud. Jake and Mallory have been keeping a secret for twenty-eight years: since they were both in the twenties, Jake has spent every Labor Day weekend with Mallory at her Nantucket home. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Hurricane Season
DB100327 6 hours 24 minutes
by Fernanda Melchor
read by Eva Wilhelm
When the woman known as the Witch is found murdered, a Mexican village is turned upside down as everyone investigates—but for their own reasons. People can't be trusted, and depravity and brutality rule all. Translated from the 2016 Spanish edition. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

A Children's Bible
DB99892 5 hours 36 minutes
by Lydia Millet
read by Xe Sands
Evie and her younger brother Jack are part of a group of children vacationing with their parents in a lakeside mansion. But the world around them devolves into chaos, and their only guide is the children's Bible Jack carries. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

On Ocean Boulevard
DB99725 11 hours 40 minutes
by Mary Alice Monroe
read by Cassandra Campbell
It's been sixteen years since Cara Rutledge has visited the barrier islands off South Carolina, but she heads there now to prepare for her second wedding. Meanwhile, Cara's niece Linnea also returns to begin a new career and an unexpected relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

You Were There Too
DB98105 10 hours 54 minutes
by Colleen Oakley
read by various narrators
Mia Graydon and her husband have just relocated to a small town in Pennsylvania. Although Mia is still grieving a miscarriage, she is happy in her marriage. Everything changes when she meets a stranger she has been dreaming about for a decade. Interestingly, he's been dreaming of her, too. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Sister's Power
DB99712 10 hours 54 minutes
by Cydney Rax
read by Lisa Smith
The Reeves sisters, from A Sister's Survival (DB97848), struggle with honesty and trauma. Middle sister Coco finds herself in trouble with the law. Widow Burgundy begins a relationship with a coworker, but her eight-year-old daughter disapproves. The sisters must band together—or fall apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Summer Deal
DB99794 8 hours 0 minutes
by Jill Shalvis
read by Erin Mallon
When Brynn, Eli, and Kinsey were at summer camp together, Eli was Brynn's first crush and Kinsey was Brynn's nemesis. Now Brynn is back home in Wildstone, looking for a fresh start. She'd like to reconnect with Eli, but his best friend Kinsey has a secret she's been keeping from Brynn. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Daddy's Girls
DB99857 7 hours 30 minutes
by Danielle Steel
read by Dan John Miller
After JT Tucker's wife died, he built the biggest ranch in California. When he dies suddenly, the ranch is inherited by his three daughters. They struggle with their differences and try to move on from the loss of their dad. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Songbird
DB97776 7 hours 47 minutes
by Marcia Willett
read by Abigail Maupin
After being diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease, Tim quits his London publishing job and rents a cottage in the countryside owned by the family of his former co-worker, Mattie. As he considers his own future, he observes the lives of his neighbors and pines for Mattie. 2016.

LGBT Themes

You Exist Too Much
DB100111 7 hours 56 minutes
by Zaina Arafat
read by Zehra Jane Naqvi
A woman slowly uncovers the ways her experiences as a child growing up—including an incident in Bethlehem at the age of twelve when she was declared forbidden—affect her as an adult. She explores her various identities—Palestinian-American, queer woman, writer, Brooklynite—through memories. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Legal Themes

The Last Trial
DB99795 15 hours 58 minutes
by Scott Turow
read by John Bedford Lloyd
Eighty-five-year-old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern—a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact—is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko—a former Nobel Prize laureate—is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, Stern decides to take on one last trial. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Medical Themes

The End of October
DB99802 13 hours 28 minutes
by Lawrence Wright
read by Mark Bramhall
At an internment camp in Indonesia, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When epidemiologist Henry Parsons investigates for the World Health Organization, he discovers that an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Mystery and Detective

Special Assignments
DB99316 13 hours 54 minutes
by Boris Akunin
read by George Holmes
Erast Fandorin, nineteenth-century Russia's suavest sleuth, faces two formidable new foes. "The Jack of Spades" is a civilized swindler who has conned thousands of rubles from Moscow's residents—including Fandorin's own boss, Prince Dolgorukoi. "The Decorator" is a savage serial killer who believes he cleans the women he mutilates and takes his orders from on high. Violence and some strong language. 2007.

Sam Prichard Mystery, Books 1-4
DB97774 20 hours 33 minutes
by David Archer
read by Ray Foushee
Omnibus includes four mysteries featuring former cop Sam Prichard, retired on medical disability, who teams up with homeless computer whiz Indiana Perkins and becomes a private investigator. Includes The Grave Man, Death Sung Softly, Love and War, and Framed, in which Sam becomes the suspect in his client's murder. 2015.

Virgil Tibbs, Books 1-2
DB97803 11 hours 40 minutes
by John Ball
read by Kurt Elftmann
Two novels, written in 1965 and 1966, featuring Black detective Virgil Tibbs. In In the Heat of the Night, the sheriff of a small Southern town arrests Tibbs before realizing he's there to help in a murder investigation. Also includes The Cool Cottontail. Some strong language. 1966.

Melanie Travis, Books 21-24
DB97770 27 hours 5 minutes
by Laurien Berenson
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Four mysteries, written 2017-2019, featuring amateur sleuth and dog lover Melanie Travis. Includes Wagging through the Snow, Ruff Justice, Bite Club, and Here Comes Santa Paws, in which Melanie has to prove her event-planner friend Claire didn't kill a customer and then vanish. 2019.

Her Father's Secret
DB100183 7 hours 37 minutes
by Sara Blaedel
read by Molly Parker Myers
After inheriting a Wisconsin funeral home from her estranged father, Ilka Jensen has impulsively left Denmark, but finds her father's second family very unwelcoming. Then a woman who knew Ilka's father is killed, and it becomes increasingly clear that she may not have been a completely random victim. Translated from the 2017 Danish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Third Sister
DB100182 8 hours 2 minutes
by Sara Blaedel
read by Molly Parker Myers
Reeling from the news that her father is still alive, Ilka heads for his last known location, where she plans to confront a man who abandoned her as a child—then pulled her as an adult into a frightening, violent world—and finally get the answers she has been desperately seeking. Translated from the 2018 Danish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Undertaker's Daughter
DB100192 8 hours 42 minutes
by Sara Blaedel
read by Molly Parker Myers
Already widowed by forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest uneventful life in Copenhagen until the unexpected news that her long-estranged father has died and left her his funeral home in Racine, Wisconsin. Ilka uncharacteristically travels there, where she soon stumbles on an unsolved murder. Translated from the 2016 Danish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Whiskers in the Dark
DB99869 8 hours 34 minutes
by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie
read by Kate Forbes
Since an old friend's body was discovered by the hunting club's faithful beagles, it has been up to Harry—with her crime-solving cats and corgi—to sniff out clues. Meanwhile, bloodshed dating back generations continues to haunt the current grounds of the National Beagle Club of America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Murder Knocks Twice: A Speakeasy Murder
DB100024 9 hours 2 minutes
by Susanna Calkins
read by Abigail Maupin
Gina takes on a job as a cigarette girl at Chicago's most notorious speakeasy, the Third Door, to earn money for her ailing father. But she learns that Marty, the photographer, is her late mother's cousin. Then Marty is brutally murdered, with Gina as the only witness. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.

Cruel Acts
DB97761 12 hours 5 minutes
by Jane Casey
read by Jessica Wortham
When they learn that imprisoned serial killer Leo Stone is getting a new trial, DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent race the clock to find evidence linking him to even more victims. But then Maeve begins to doubt Leo is their man at all. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Nacho Average Murder
DB99688 8 hours 11 minutes
by Maddie Day
read by Laural Merlington
Robbie's high school reunion in Santa Barbara is complicated by memories of her mother's untimely death. Then she gets wind of rumors that her mother—an environmental activist—may not have died of natural causes. With the help of her friends, Robbie begins a dangerous investigation. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Amos Walker Mysteries, Volume 1: Motor City Blue, Angel Eyes, and The Midnight Man
DB100053 20 hours 33 minutes
by Loren D. Estleman
read by Eva Wilhelm
The first three novels, written 1980-1982, in the series featuring hard-boiled Detroit private detective Amos Walker. In Motor City Blue, the divorced Vietnam vet is hired by a semi-retired gangster to find his young ward, Marla. Violence and strong language. 1982.

The Art of Deception
DB99923 9 hours 30 minutes
by Leonard Goldberg
read by Steve West
In the west end of London, an apparently crazed individual is breaking into art galleries and private homes to slash valuable paintings of women. When—despite Scotland Yard's best efforts—the criminal remains at large, Joanna and the Watsons are called in to solve the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

That Affair Next Door
DB98273 13 hours 21 minutes
by Anna Katharine Green
read by Laura Giannarelli
Miss Amelia Butterworth notices a man and woman enter the house next door at midnight, although the owners are on a trip abroad. The man leaves, and the next morning Miss Butterworth finds the woman dead, crushed under a cabinet. Detective Ebenezer Gryce takes the case, but Miss Butterworth also investigates. 1897.

Bone Appetit
DB98119 10 hours 34 minutes
by Carolyn Haines
read by Kate Forbes
While on a luxurious weekend vacation at a special spa and cooking school, Sarah is enjoying watching a backbiting competition to find the spa’s next spokesperson. But when the top contender is poisoned, the prime suspect hires Sarah to clear her name. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

Bonefire of the Vanities
DB98121 11 hours 24 minutes
by Carolyn Haines
read by Kate Forbes
Porn-star-turned-psychic Sherry Cameron promises to reunite grieving family members with their dearly departed, but it seems vaguely suspicious that Sherry will only accept emotionally vulnerable and tremendously wealthy clients. Sarah talks her way onto the estate as a maid to investigate undercover. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Bones of a Feather
DB98120 10 hours 43 minutes
by Carolyn Haines
read by Kate Forbes
Sarah investigates when two wealthy heiresses claim a four-million-dollar family necklace was stolen. All the evidence points to insurance fraud, but when Sarah starts poking into the family's dark secrets, one of the heiresses disappears. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

Crossed Bones
DB98091 11 hours 57 minutes
by Carolyn Haines
read by Kate Forbes
When Black pianist Ivory Keys is murdered, Zinnia, Mississippi, divides along racial lines. The prime suspect is Scott Hampton, Keys' protégé, who is rich and white. Sarah is hired to prove Scott's innocence, but to do so, she'll have to navigate some treacherous waters. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2003.

Greedy Bones
DB98118 9 hours 57 minutes
by Carolyn Haines
read by Kate Forbes
Sarah Booth Delaney returns to Dahlia House when a mysterious illness breaks out in her hometown. Since her best friend Tinkie's husband seems to be dying of the ailment, Sarah must act fast to avoid a devastating loss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2009.

Smarty Bones
DB98122 11 hours 32 minutes
by Carolyn Haines
read by Kate Forbes
Professor Olive Twist has come to Zinnia, Mississippi, to study a mysterious grave with an unnamed woman's body. Olive—who claims she can prove the woman's scandalous role in history—starts connecting elite Zinnia families with the same scandal. Hired to disprove this, Sarah stumbles on a modern-day dead body. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Wishbones
DB98117 10 hours 1 minute
by Carolyn Haines
read by Kate Forbes
When P.I. Sarah Booth leaves Mississippi to make a bid for film stardom in Hollywood, she may land a chance to shoot on location in Costa Rica—or she may find herself in a whole heap of trouble. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Murder in a Scottish Shire
DB100189 8 hours 52 minutes
by Traci Hall
read by Beverley A. Crick
Specialty sweater shop owner and single mum Paislee Shaw has knit together a sensible life for herself, her ten-year-old son Brody, and Wallace, their black Scottish terrier. But, when she discovers a young employee dead in her flat, Paislee must team with Detective Mack Zeffer to untangle a murderous yarn. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Who Speaks for the Damned: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery
DB100071 9 hours 57 minutes
by C.S. Harris
read by Davina Porter
1814. A man—an accused murderer who'd been sent to Botany Bay and believed dead—returns to London with a mysterious young boy joining him. When the man is killed, Sebastian St. Cyr is tasked with discovering the identity of the killer—and the young boy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Strange Shores
DB99859 8 hours 34 minutes
by Arnaldur Indridason
read by George Guidall
In the wilderness of Iceland's frozen East Fjords, Erlendur has come to confront the family tragedy that has haunted him all his life. But it is another missing-person story—the disappearance of Matthildur, lost in a snow-storm decades before—which reels him in. Translated from the 2010 Icelandic edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2013.

Credible Threat
DB99919 11 hours 6 minutes
by J.A. Jance
read by Karen Ziemba
Years after her son’s fatal overdose, a grieving mother learns that he was abused by a priest. Seeking vengeance, she targets Archbishop Francis Gillespie. When his driver is killed and the priest severely injured, Gillespie's friend Ali Reynolds forms an uneasy alliance with a Phoenix homicide cop to prevent another attack. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Bell Elkins, Books 3.5-3.7
DB99999 4 hours 9 minutes
by Julia Keller
read by Stephen Van Doren
Three novellas, written in 2014 and 2015, featuring prosecutor Bell Elkins in opioid-plagued Acker's Gap, West Virginia. Includes A Haunting of the Bones, The Devil's Stepdaughter, and Ghost Roll, in which Bell is forced to confront a friend's treachery and a ghost from her past. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

The Cold Way Home
DB100009 9 hours 33 minutes
by Julia Keller
read by Stephen Van Doren
Former prosecutor Bell and ex-cops Jake and Nick take on a missing-teen case. But their investigation leads to the discovery of a different woman's body in the woods. She was killed in the same way and place that her grandmother was sixty years earlier. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Evening Street: A Bell Elkins Novella
DB100003 1 hour 43 minutes
by Julia Keller
read by Stephen Van Doren
Prosecutor Bell Elkins volunteers at an auxiliary intensive care unit known as Evening Street where nurses deal with children born to mothers addicted to painkillers. One terrifying night, a distraught father breaks into the facility and holds the staff hostage. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Maria Kallio, Books 8-11
DB99281 43 hours 47 minutes
by Leena Lehtolainen
read by Theresa Conkin
Four mysteries, translated from 2017-2019, featuring detective Maria Kallio. Includes Below the Surface, The Nightingale Murder, Derailed, and Where Have All the Young Girls Gone, in which—after three immigrant Muslim girls go missing—the body of a fourth girl is found in the snow, strangled with her headscarf. Translated from the 2003-2010 Finnish editions. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Yellowthread Street, Books 1-2
DB97571 10 hours 52 minutes
by William Marshall
read by Alec Volz
The first two mysteries in the series featuring Harry Feiffer, chief inspector of Hong Kong's Yellowthread Street station, and his crew of cops. Yellowthread Street follows the bumbling police on one night's investigations in the heart of the seedy dancehall district. Also includes The Hatchet Man. Strong language and some violence. 1976.

One Fatal Flaw
DB99929
9 hours 51 minutes
by Anne Perry
read by Samuel Roukin
Jessie Beale comes to see Daniel Pitt, desperately seeking a lawyer for her boyfriend, Rob Adwell, who has been accused of murder and of setting a fire to conceal the body. Daniel is sure that science can absolve him—and Miriam fford Croft is the best scientist he knows. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Murder at Blackwater Bend
DB100188 10 hours 13 minutes
by Clara McKenna
read by Sarah Zimmerman
Now engaged to Viscount "Lyndy" Lyndhurst, Stella Kendrick joins an elite social circle in rural England. This includes Lyndy's former fiancée and her husband. When the husband's body is discovered floating in the river, Stella realizes that one of these new acquaintances may be a calculating killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Maggie Sullivan Mysteries, Books 1-4
DB100001 29 hours 51 minutes
by M. Ruth Myers
read by various narrators
Four mysteries, written 2011-2015, featuring private investigator Maggie Sullivan in 1940s Dayton, Ohio. Includes No Game for a Dame, Tough Cookie, Don't Dare a Dame, and Shamus in a Skirt, in which—as the city prepares to welcome FDR—Maggie faces a ruthless killer. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

Christmas Cocoa Murder
DB99689 9 hours 55 minutes
by Carlene O'Connor and
read by Amy Landon
In the title novella by O'Connor, Siobhan O'Sullivan's hopes for a quiet Irish Christmas are dashed when the local Santa turns up dead in a carnival dunk tank of hot cocoa. Also includes Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse by Day and Death by Hot Cocoa by Erickson. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Final Proof: Or, the Value of Evidence
DB99993 13 hours 23 minutes
by Rodrigues Ottolengui
read by Joe Wilson
NY PI Jack Barnes is good at his job—no nonsense and thorough. Mr. Robert Leroy Mitchel—a gentleman and an amateur sleuth—is confident in his ability to find answers where the professionals cannot. By choice or circumstance the two are thrown together in pursuit of the truth in this collection of cases. 1898.

Hush
DB99916 8 hours 6 minutes
by James Patterson and Candice Fox
read by Kathryn Hartman
Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop. And the last person Harriet Blue wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods, who put her inside. But his daughter and her two-year-old child have gone missing. If Harriet can find his family, it will buy her freedom. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Stolen Gold Affair
DB100184 5 hours 53 minutes
by Bill Pronzini
read by various narrators
When a string of gold thefts occur in a Mother Lode mine, Quincannon goes undercover as a newly hired miner to identify and capture the men responsible. Meanwhile, as Sabina plans their wedding, she also investigates both an audacious real estate scam and an abusive young man's villainous secret. Some violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Miss Julia Knows a Thing or Two
DB99577 9 hours 41 minutes
by Ann B. Ross
read by Cynthia Darlow
Miss Julia's neighbor Mildred is sent into a tizzy when a grandchild she’s never met shows up on her doorstep. And Mildred’s husband keeps forgetting who she is, so she’s all on her own. Meanwhile, Etta Mae is worried about losing her job now that the Handy Home Helpers is up for sale. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Bird Boys
DB99925 8 hours 46 minutes
by Lisa Sandlin
read by Rebecca Gibel
As almost-murdered secretary Delpha Wade is released from a hospital only to be tucked into a police cruiser, her boss, PI Tom Phelan, sets out to spring her. They're soon chasing a skulking grand larcenist and plotting how to keep a ganjapreneur out of the grabby hands of the brand-new D.E.A. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Do-Right
DB99926 9 hours 0 minutes
by Lisa Sandlin
read by Rebecca Gibel
In 1959, Delpha Wade killed a man who was raping her, but the other one got away. After fourteen years in prison, she lands a secretarial job with ex-roughneck-turned-PI Tom Phelan. Together they pry into the dark corners of their blue-collar, Cajun-influenced, Big-Oil dominated town. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Dashiell Hammett Prize, Shamus. 2015.

Miami Midnight: A Pete Fernandez Mystery
DB100023 14 hours 32 minutes
by Alex Segura
read by Jon Huffman
Newly sober Pete—who is contentedly running a small Miami bookstore and steering clear of PI work—balks when a Cuban mobster asks him to find out who killed his drug-addicted, jazz pianist son. But the murder may reveal a dangerous truth about the death of Pete's own mother. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Hid from Our Eyes
DB99796 13 hours 47 minutes
by Julia Spencer-Fleming
read by various narrators
1972. Millers Kill police chief has a murder scene of a woman in a party dress, just like a case he worked in 1952. Young Vietnam War veteran Russ van Alstyne found this body and is suspected. When present-day Police Chief van Alstyne gets a similar case, he enlists Clare's help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Miranda Corbie, Books 2-4
DB97597 34 hours 55 minutes
by Kelli Stanley
read by various narrators
Following the events in City of Dragons (DB97283), three mysteries written 2011-2018 feature 1940s San Francisco PI Miranda Corbie. Includes City of Secrets, City of Ghosts, and City of Sharks, in which Miranda takes on one last case before her move to Britain. Violence and strong language. 2018.

Inspector de Silva, Books 4, 6, and 7
DB97783 18 hours 38 minutes
by Harriet Steel
read by George Holmes
Three mysteries, written in 2018 and 2019, are set in Ceylon in the 1930s and feature Inspector de Silva. Includes Fatal Finds in Nuala, Passage from Nuala, and Rough Time in Nuala, in which a wealthy member of the Royal Nuala Golf Club is brutally murdered. 2019.

Ginger Gold, Books 1-4
DB99322 23 hours 18 minutes
by Lee Strauss
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Four mysteries featuring a young widow in the early 1920s who returns to London from Boston, opens a dress shop, and solves mysteries with Chief Inspector Basil Reed. Includes Murder on the SS Rosa, Murder at Hartigan House, Murder at Bray Manor, and Murder at Feathers & Flair. 2017.

Ginger Gold, Books 8-12
DB99324 20 hours 36 minutes
by Lee Strauss
read by Kristin Allison
Five mysteries, written between 2018 and 2020, feature the sleuthing British fashionista Ginger Gold and her new husband, Chief Inspector Basil Reed. Includes Murder aboard the Flying Scotsman, Murder at the Boat Club, Murder on Eaton Square, Murder by Plum Pudding, and Murder on Fleet Street. 2020.

The Beige Man
DB99727 10 hours 9 minutes
by Helene Tursten
read by Suzanne Toren
A speeding BMW leaves a dead pedestrian in its wake and leads police to the corpse of a young girl in a cellar. Detective Inspector Irene Huss's ensuing investigation draws her into the chilling world of sex trafficking. Translated from the 2007 Swedish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

Protected by the Shadows
DB99729 8 hours 16 minutes
by Helene Tursten
read by Suzanne Toren
With gang violence escalating in Goteborg, Sweden, the Organized Crimes Unit pairs with the Violent Crimes Unit to help defuse the situation. But could there be a mole on the force? Translated from the 2010 Swedish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Treacherous Net
DB99726 9 hours 3 minutes
by Helene Tursten
read by Suzanne Toren
Detective Inspector Irene Huss and her colleagues in Goteborg's Violent Crimes Unit race to solve two murders amid the city's ongoing gang violence. Soon, Irene and her colleagues are on a hunt that pulls them into the world of anonymous online predators. Translated from the 2008 Swedish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

The Shooting at Château Rock
DB100190 9 hours 59 minutes
by Martin Walker
read by Robert Ian Mackenzie
When a local’s death is linked to a Russian oligarch and his multinational conglomerate, Chief Bruno faces one of his toughest cases yet, one that brings together a conniving French businessman and a rock star. But, as ever, Bruno makes time for lunch. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Occult and Horror

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
DB99847 9 hours 52 minutes
by Max Brooks
read by various narrators
In the wake of the eruption of Mount Rainier, a small Washington community is cut off from the world. With no weapons and their food supplies dwindling, Greenloop's residents slowly realize they are in a fight for survival, trapped in the wild with creatures out of myth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Only Good Indians
DB100116 8 hours 40 minutes
by Stephen Graham Jones
read by various narrators
Ten years ago, four young Blackfeet men went on a prohibited elk hunt in lands reserved for the tribe's elders. As adults, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Hollywood North: A Novel in Six Reels
DB98270 11 hours 41 minutes
by Michael Libling
read by Ryan Dalusung
The town of Trenton, Ontario, has seen more than its share of tragedies. Fellow outcasts Jack, Gus, and Annie bond over their shared obsession with movies and unexplained phenomena. They are the only ones that see an unsettling connection in their town's strange occurrences. Strong language. 2019.

Malorie: A Bird Box Novel
DB100112 8 hours 47 minutes
by Josh Malerman
read by Cassandra Campbell
Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. Now Malorie is shocked to learn loved ones she thought dead are still alive. Sequel to Bird Box (DB79311). Violence and strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Tinfoil Butterfly
DB97239 6 hours 33 minutes
by Rachel Eve Moulton
read by Paige O'Malley
Emma is hitchhiking to the Badlands to flee from her own violent past when a confrontation with a creepy driver leaves her bloody and alone in an abandoned town. She encounters a young boy in a tinfoil mask. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Awakened: Awakened, Book 1
DB99930 9 hours 15 minutes
by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth
read by James Murray
When construction finished on New York’s newest subway line, major dignitaries attend its inaugural run. But when the train pulls in, the cars are empty and the interiors are drenched in blood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Suicide Woods: Stories
DB97757 7 hours 32 minutes
by Benjamin Percy
read by Bill Delaney
A collection of ten stories by the author of The Dark Net (DB88698). In "The Uncharted," a group of thrill seekers on an expedition to Alaska are stranded on an island that seems to want them dead. Other stories also combine suspense and horror. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Political Themes

The Faking of the President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir
DB100022 10 hours 22 minutes
edited by Peter Carlaftes
read by Gregory Maupin
Collection of nineteen imaginative and fantastic stories regarding United States presidents. Includes stories by Angel Luis Colón, S.J. Rozan, Sarah M. Chen, and Alex Segura. Stories explore the ways power and the lust for it corrupt even the best of intentions. Violence and strong language. 2020.

Phoenix Rising, Books 1-3
DB99257 21 hours 53 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Stephen Van Doren
The first three books in the series, published 2011-2013. In Phoenix Rising, America has been taken over by Islamic religious extremists. Army major and ace helicopter pilot Jake Lantz refuses to stand idly by. Also includes Firebase Freedom and Day of Judgment. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2013.

Religious Themes

Westward Winds, Books 1-3
DB97779 38 hours 26 minutes
by Amanda Cabot
read by Jennifer Hubbard
Three inspirational romances set in 1880s Wyoming Territory, written 2012-2014. In Summer of Promise, Abigail is headed for Fort Laramie to check on her sister Charlotte. When her stagecoach is attacked, a fellow passenger saves the day. Also includes Waiting for Spring and With Autumn's Return. 2014.

The Death of Jesus
DB99893 6 hours 20 minutes
by J.M. Coetzee
read by Cameron Stewart
Ten-year-old David, from The Schooldays of Jesus (DB89175), proves to be a natural at soccer. But he continuously challenges his parents Simón and Inés, and any other authority figure. When invited to join an orphanage's soccer team, he is faced with other choices as well. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Woman of Sunlight: Brides of Hope Mountain, Book 2
DB99850 8 hours 41 minutes
by Mary Connealy
read by Barbara McCulloh
Raised to fear the world, Ilsa Nordegren and her sisters never planned on leaving Hope Mountain, but the Warden family needed her help. Having made his fortune, Mitch Warden returned home to find that a ruthless cattle baron had forced his family to escape up the mountain. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

How Sweet It Is: A Legacy of Faith Novel
DB100177 7 hours 36 minutes
by Robin Lee Hatcher
read by various narrators
Holly Stanford is struggling to run the restaurant she inherited from her late uncle. But after her fiancé abandons her, Holly regrets having given up her dream of becoming a pastry chef. She rents an apartment to Jed, who is trying to reconcile with his wayward brother. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Long Bridge Home
DB100179 8 hours 45 minutes
by Kelly Irvin
read by Lauren Berst
When the Mast family is forced to evacuate their home in Montana due to a raging wildfire, Christine chooses not to move with her family to Kansas. Instead, she wants to stay closer to her beau, Andy Lambright, who has yet to ask for her hand in marriage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Long Way Gone
DB98101 9 hours 39 minutes
by Charles Martin
read by Adam Verner
Cooper O'Connor took his shot at a music career when he left Colorado for Nashville at eighteen. He fell for the talented Daley Cross, but after his life and music were threatened he returned home to the mountains. Years later, he sees Daley again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Christy Award. 2016.

An Amish Fairytale, Books 1-3
DB99328 24 hours 10 minutes
by Sarah Price
read by various narrators
Three retellings of classic fairy tales, set in Amish communities, written in 2017 and 2018. Belle is a Beauty and the Beast retelling with a young Amish woman agreeing to wed a scarred recluse. Also includes Ella, which reimagines Cinderella, and Sadie, which puts an Amish spin on the story of Snow White. 2018.

Falling into Grace
DB99769 9 hours 41 minutes
by Michelle Stimpson
read by Susan Spain
Former R&B star Camille Robertson is on her last dollar when she decides to reinvent herself as a gospel singer. She starts attending the local megachurch where she joins the choir—intent on secretly recording a demo. But the relationships she forms have her rethinking her plans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Storm Front
DB99715 11 hours 27 minutes
by Susan May Warren
read by Cynthia Farrell
After a tornado tears through a small Minnesota community, PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King is missing, along with a group of students. Ty Remington will do anything to rescue his mentor. Meanwhile, the woman he loves walks back into his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Favorite Son
DB99770 9 hours 5 minutes
by Tiffany L. Warren
read by Corey Allen
Brothers Camden and Blaine Drake are handsome, smart, and musically gifted. They get their start performing for their father's church. But temptations and transgressions destroy the brothers' relationship. They must discover if their faith can bring them back together and repair what has been broken. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.

A Match Made in Texas: A Novella Collection
DB99995 10 hours 0 minutes
by Karen Witemeyer and others
read by Lindsey Pierce
Four historical romance novellas by popular authors of inspirational fiction. In each, a local matchmaker is determined to help the residents of Dry Gulch, Texas, to find love. Includes A Cowboy Unmatched, An Unforeseen Match, No Match for Love, and Meeting Her Match. 2014.

Romance

With This Pledge
DB98104 13 hours 33 minutes
by Tamera Alexander
read by Devon O'Day
Tennessee, 1864. The Carnton home where Lizzie Clouston is a governess has been converted into a Confederate hospital. She tends the wounded, including the handsome Captain Roland Ward Jones, but his moral grounds are at odds with her own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Risking It All: A Crossing the Line Novel
DB97432 8 hours 39 minutes
by Tessa Bailey
read by Paige O'Malley
Three years ago, nurse Seraphina Newsom's brother was ruthlessly gunned down by one of Brooklyn's mob kingpins. To find her brother's killer, she joins the NYPD and goes undercover. Criminal Bowen Driscoll might be the only one who can keep Sera safe. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2014.

Wildest Dreams
DB100291 20 hours 32 minutes
by Rosanne Bittner
read by Eva Wilhelm
Lettie MacBride Dougan knows that joining a wagon train heading West is her chance to begin anew with her young son, far from the devastating memories of the night that changed her forever. She doesn't believe she can feel desire until she meets Luke Fontaine. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1994.

I Own the Dawn: The Night Stalkers
DB99346 9 hours 57 minutes
by M.L. Buchman
read by Teresa Willis
When a special mission slowly unravels, it is up to Kee and Archie to get their SOAR helicopter team out of an impossible situation with international implications. Their attraction is explosive, but it is their skills that will give them a fighting chance. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Night Is Mine: The Night Stalkers
DB99388 11 hours 49 minutes
by M.L. Buchman
read by Elizabeth Rose
Captain Emily Beale is a helicopter pilot who earned her place on the Night Stalker team of SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) by impressing everyone—even Major Mark Henderson. She gets assigned a special mission at the White House. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days
DB98103 13 hours 7 minutes
by Kerrigan Byrne
read by Derek Perkins
Lady Alexandra Lane is being blackmailed over the darkness in her past. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution. She decides she will get married to one of the empire's most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Friend Zone: A Game On Novel
DB99259 10 hours 8 minutes
by Kristen Callihan
read by Mare Trevathan
Star football player Gray began texting with Ivy, the daughter of his potential agent, when he borrowed her car while she was living abroad. They begin as friends, but Gray soon wants more. Too bad Ivy has a strict rule about dating her father's clients. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Your Scandalous Ways
DB99319 12 hours 16 minutes
by Loretta Chase
read by Terry Donnelly
Spy James Cordier's latest mission is to acquire a packet of incriminating letters from notorious courtesan, Francesca Bonnard. Francesca has weathered heartbreak, scorn, and scandal—and she's learned that "gentlemen" are more trouble than they're worth. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.

Hearts of Blue: The Hearts Series, Book Four
DB100321 10 hours 46 minutes
by L.H. Cosway
read by Eva Wilhelm
As a police constable in London Karla Sheehan knows a criminal when she sees one. Lee Cross fits the description with his tattoos and bad boy attitude. He's everything she should avoid, yet his flirtatious charm manages to break past her defenses. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Hearts of Fire: The Hearts Series, Book 2
DB99383 11 hours 26 minutes
by L.H. Cosway
read by Elizabeth Rose
At the Circus Spektakulär, star attraction Jack breaths fire and throws knives every night in front of adoring audiences. Lille is an Irish artist looking for adventure, and running away with the circus seemed like just the ticket. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2015.

Six of Hearts: The Hearts Series, Book 1
DB99382 12 hours 12 minutes
by L.H. Cosway
read by Elizabeth Rose
Illusionist Jay Fields's life revolves around getting revenge against the people who killed his family when he was a child. He asks lawyer Hugh Brandon for help with a lawsuit and rents a room in the house with Brandon and his daughter, Matilda. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

40-Love
DB100334 9 hours 30 minutes
by Olivia Dade
read by Eva Wilhelm
Assistant school principal Tess Dunn meets Lucas Karlsson on her vacation when she has a wardrobe emergency while swimming in the ocean. She's attracted to the Swedish tennis instructor, but he is much younger. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

Recipe for Persuasion
DB99856 13 hours 42 minutes
by Sonali Dev
read by Soneela Nankani
Desperate to save her beloved restaurant, chef Ashna Raje agrees to join the cast of Cooking with the Stars, the reality show teaming chefs with celebrities. Things get complicated when she is paired with soccer star Rico Silva, the man she loved as a teenager, whose heart she broke. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Shadow Flight
DB99721 13 hours 19 minutes
by Christine Feehan
read by Jim Frangione
Nicoletta Gomez was a terrified teenager when Taviano Ferraro and his brother saved her life. Taviano knew that Nicoletta was his, as he felt their shadows connect. When adult Nicoletta is once again in danger, Taviano will break all of the Ferraro family's rules to keep her safe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Five Years Gone; One Year Home
DB97598 20 hours 0 minutes
by Marie Force
read by MacKenzie Beyer
In Five Years Gone Ava hasn't had a single word from her boyfriend John—deployed five years ago—when she meets Eric at a wedding. In One Year Home, John returns and tries to put his life back together. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

America's Geekheart
DB99318 11 hours 43 minutes
by Pippa Grant
read by Carol Jacobanis
When Beck Ryder, former boy band member and underwear model, accidentally shares a sarcastic private message meant for his sister on the Internet, he becomes public enemy number one. A fake relationship with Sarah Dempsey is just the thing to fix his damaged reputation. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Party of Two
DB99911 9 hours 28 minutes
by Jasmine Guillory
read by Janina Edwards
Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroe's mind when she moves to LA to start her own law firm. But when she flirts with a gorgeous man at a hotel bar, she discovers too late that he is none other than hotshot junior senator Max Powell. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Beach Read
DB99724 10 hours 15 minutes
by Emily Henry
read by Julia Whelan
January Andrews is a romance writer who no longer believes in love. Augustus Everett is a celebrated literary writer stuck in a rut. When the two writers wind up in neighboring beach houses, they decide to try an experiment and swap genres. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown
DB99905 10 hours 3 minutes
by Talia Hibbert
read by Ione Butler
PhD student Dani Brown isn't looking for a relationship. Former rugby player and security guard Zafir Ansari is a hopeless romantic. When a video goes viral of Zafir rescuing Dani when she is trapped in an elevator, they pretend to date to get good PR for Zafir's non-profit. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Say Yes to the Duke: The Wildes of Lindow Castle
DB99793 10 hours 2 minutes
by Eloisa James
read by Susan Duerden
Shy wallflower Viola Astley is contemplating marrying a quiet vicar with no interest in polite society. But when she overhears the Duke of Wynter insult her, she comes out of her shell long enough to confront him. Now the duke is determined to win her heart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Happy Ever After Playlist
DB100113 9 hours 20 minutes
by Abby Jimenez
read by various narrators
Sloan is still grieving the death of her fiancé when she rescues a dog who dashes in front of her car. Tucker's owner is a musician on tour, and as they exchange calls and texts, Sloan begins to feel more like her old self. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Honey-Don't List
DB99241 7 hours 32 minutes
by Christina Lauren
read by various narrators
Carey Douglas has worked for home remodeling and design gurus Melissa and Rusty Tripp for nearly a decade, helping them build their empire. There's only one problem: America's favorite couple can't stand each other. She and Rusty's reluctant assistant James have to handle the feuding couple during a book tour. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh
DB99787 11 hours 31 minutes
by Stephanie Laurens
read by Justin Hill
Miss Sylvia Buckleberry's passion is her school for impoverished children. When a new yachting business venture of Lord Christopher Cavanaugh forces the school out of its building, she must act. But it quickly becomes clear there are others who want both the school and Cavanaugh Yachts closed. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Texas Born
DB100033 7 hours 31 minutes
by Diana Palmer
read by Andy Pyle
Michelle Godfrey has loved Gabriel Brandon ever since she was a teen and he helped her in the aftermath of the death of her father and stepmother. Now Michelle is a woman, and she wants Gabriel’s love. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2014.

The Rakess: Society of Sirens, Book 1
DB100175 10 hours 29 minutes
by Scarlett Peckham
read by Sienna Frances
In the summer of 1797, the notorious Seraphina Arden retreats to her hometown in Cornwall where she plans to write a tell-all memoir. She meets Scottish widower Adam Anderson and tries to interest him in a no-strings affair. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Dance Away with Me
DB99858 10 hours 8 minutes
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
read by Nicole Poole
Midwife and young widow Tess hopes to outrun her heartbreak and find the solace she needs to heal in the small town of Runaway Mountain, Tennessee. Her solitude is soon invaded by the people in the town, starting with her cranky artist neighbor, Ian. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Hunted
DB99994 11 hours 9 minutes
by Karen Robards
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Caroline Wallace is one of the New Orleans Police Department's best hostage negotiators. On Christmas Eve, she is called to a mansion where the elite of the city are being held by Reed Ware, a disgraced former cop. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

The Boyfriend Project
DB99855 9 hours 44 minutes
by Farrah Rochon
read by Je Nie Fleming
Samiah Brooks discovers she has been catfished by a three-timing jerk and teams up with the two other women her boyfriend duped. They all vow to give up men. Her resolve is tested when her tech company hires handsome Daniel Collins. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

By a Thread: A Grumpy Boss Romantic Comedy
DB100032 17 hours 7 minutes
by Lucy Score
read by Andy Pyle
Ally is barely making ends meet when grumpy businessman Dominic gets her fired from her waitressing job. The good news is Dominic's mother saw the whole thing and offers her a job. The bad news is she has to work with Dominic. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

Alpha Night
DB99907 11 hours 22 minutes
by Nalini Singh
read by Angela Dawe
Alpha wolf Selenka Durev is protective of those in her care, including the empaths currently in her city for a symposium. Ethan Night is an Arrow assigned as part of the security force for the symposium, but he carries a dark agenda tied to the power-hungry Consortium. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Beast of Blackmoor: A Gathering of Dragons Novella
DB100312 6 hours 38 minutes
by Milla Vane
read by James Johnson
A warrior princess on a quest for a goddess must tame the Beast of Blackmoor. When she arrives in Blackmoor she finds a cursed land ruled by an evil warlord. She also discovers that the beast isn't a what she expected. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

Something to Talk About
DB99790 9 hours 9 minutes
by Meryl Wilsner
read by various narrators
When successful TV showrunner Jo Jones takes her assistant Emma Kaplan to an awards show, the rumors start that the two are a couple. Even as they refuse to talk about it to the press, the two women are tempted to explore the spark between them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Scorpius Syndrome, Books 4-6
DB100031 38 hours 56 minutes
by Rebecca Zanetti
read by Alec Volz
Four romances set in a post-apocalyptic world fighting a deadly pandemic, written 2017-2020. Includes Storm Gathering, the novella Blaze Erupting, Winter Igniting, and Knight Awakening. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

Science Fiction

Expeditionary Force, Books 1-2
DB97575 37 hours 23 minutes
by Craig Alanson
read by Doug Ramsdell
The first two books in the series, both published in 2016. In Columbus Day, two alien forces come to Earth. Despite first impressions, humanity’s enemy may not be whom they thought. Also includes SpecOps. Violence and strong language. 2016.

Fleet of Stars
DB100362 14 hours 12 minutes
by Poul Anderson
read by Stephen Van Doren
Dependent on technology, the somber people of Earth are all but ruled by machine intelligence. Suspecting a threat to humanity’s remaining freedom, Guthrie journeys through space to preserve humanity’s ability to roam the universe. Sequel to Harvest the Fire (DB44528). 1997.

Beneath the World, a Sea
DB100011 8 hours 30 minutes
by Chris Beckett
read by Stephen Van Doren
British police officer Ben Ronson arrives in a South American forest to investigate killings of several Duendes. Vaguely humanoid, the Duendes have a psychic effect on people, unleashing their subconscious and exposing their inner thoughts and fears. As his investigation intensifies, Ben begins to unravel. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2019.

The Xenogenesis Trilogy, Books 1-3
DB100034 28 hours 0 minutes
by Octavia E. Butler
read by Erin Jones
All three books in the trilogy, published 1987-1989 and also known as Lilith's Brood. In Dawn, Lilith wakes up in the hold of an alien spacecraft to discover that centuries have passed since her final moments on Earth. Also includes Adulthood Rites and Imago. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 1989.

Shattered Spear
DB99940 10 hours 37 minutes
by Jack Campbell
read by Marc Vietor
The Syndicate Worlds continue to splinter as more systems pledge allegiance to Iceni and Drakon’s new government. Even as the two leaders deal with internal unrest, an enigma warship appears near a Syndic colony. Sequel to Imperfect Sword (DB99939). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

The Book of Koli: The Rampart Trilogy, Book 1
DB99634 14 hours 16 minutes
by M.R. Carey
read by Theo Solomon
The world outside the village of Mythen Rood is overgrown with deadly vegetation and full of dangerous shunned men. Koli knows the first rule of survival is to never venture outside the village walls, but he doesn’t know what will happen when he doesn’t have a choice. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Master Class
DB99636 8 hours 22 minutes
by Christina Dalcher
read by Lisa Flanagan
In the future, every child's potential and life path are determined by a standardized test. When teacher Elena's daughter bombs a single monthly test and is taken away from her prestigious school, Elena's perspective on the system shifts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Marque of Caine
DB100287 18 hours 57 minutes
by Charles E. Gannon
read by Mark Ashby
Caine learns that the Dornaani are still holding his love, Elena, prisoner in a surgical cryocell. As Caine searches for her location, he discovers that a mysterious outside force seeks to engineer the downfall of the Dornaani and destroy Earth. Sequel to Caine's Mutiny (DB94023). Some violence and some strong language. 2019.

Ashes, Books 7-9
DB99988 33 hours 2 minutes
by William W. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
Books seven through nine of the series, published in 1987 and 1988. In Smoke from the Ashes, Raines must confront two threats—Khamsin's soldiers and the mutant Night People. Also includes Danger in the Ashes and Valor in the Ashes. Sequel to Ashes, Books 4-6 (DB97780). Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1988.

A Trick of Light: Stan Lee's Alliances, Book 1
DB97777 12 hours 32 minutes
by Stan Lee and Kat Rosenfield
read by Jill Fox
Two teens with extraordinary gifts, Nia and Cameron, meet by chance online and join together to right wrongs in the world. But the pair soon draws the attention of dangerous forces. Strong language and some violence. 2019.

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019
DB97797 18 hours 28 minutes
edited by Carmen Maria Machado
read by Eva Wilhelm
American speculative, science fiction, and fantasy short stories that were originally published in 2018. Includes selections by Seanan McGuire, N.K. Jemisin, Sarah Gailey, Kelly Robson, Annalee Newitz, and others. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Remnant Population
DB99987 12 hours 12 minutes
by Elizabeth Moon
read by Lindsey Pierce
When Ofelia's colony home is disbanded, she is shipped to a new, strange planet. Ofelia enjoys the peace of her new home until a reconnaissance ship returns with its crew mysteriously slaughtered. Some violence and some strong language. 1996.

Do You Dream of Terra-Two?
DB97762 15 hours 16 minutes
by Temi Oh
read by Erin Jones
After an Earth-like planet named Terra-Two is discovered, a team of teenagers and veteran astronauts sets out on a long voyage with the goal of colonizing it. They have no one to rely on but each other and no hope of rescue should anything go wrong. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

The New Voices of Science Fiction
DB98309 16 hours 59 minutes
edited by Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman
read by Carol Jacobanis
Previously published short stories of science fiction from the rising stars of the genre. Includes stories from Rebecca Roanhorse, Kelly Robson, Suzanne Palmer, Rich Larson, Alice Sola Kim, Sarah Pinsker, and others. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Agent to the Stars
DB100048 11 hours 19 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by David DeBoy
When the space-faring Yherajk come to Earth, they enlist Hollywood agent Thomas Stein to help humanity look past their disgusting exteriors. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2005.

The Last Emperox: The Interdependency, Book 3
DB99745 8 hours 10 minutes
by John Scalzi
read by Wil Wheaton
The collapse of the Flow accelerates, cutting off entire star systems and billions of people from the rest of human civilization. Emperox Grayland II struggles to maintain control of her empire and save as many as she can from impoverished isolation. Sequel to The Consuming Fire (DB92893). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten
DB98310 34 hours 17 minutes
edited by Jonathan Strahan
read by Richard Davidson
Twenty-seven of the best science fiction and fantasy short stories originally published in 2015. Authors include Neil Gaiman, Alastair Reynolds, Elizabeth Bear, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Ann Leckie. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2016.

Made to Order: Robots and Revolution
DB99314 13 hours 42 minutes
edited by Jonathan Strahan
read by J.P. Linton
Science fiction short stories involving robots. Includes stories from Peter Watts, Tochi Onyebuchi, Ken Liu, Sarah Pinsker, Alastair Reynolds, Annalee Newitz, Sofia Samatar, Suzanne Palmer, and others. Strong language and some violence. 2020.

Children of Time: Children of Time, Book 1
DB98554 18 hours 12 minutes
by Adrian Tchaikovsky
read by Pilar Witherspoon
The last of humanity flees a ruined Earth to find a new planet to call home. To their delight they find a world terraformed and prepared for human life, but another civilization has taken it as their own in the years since its creation. Strong language and some violence. 2015.

The God Game
DB97964 13 hours 34 minutes
by Danny Tobey
read by Andrew Eiden
A video game run by a mysterious AI that believes itself to be God rewards Charlie and his friends in the real world when they accomplish in-game missions. But then the game begins punishing the group unless they complete increasingly disturbing tasks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Gatherer: The Gatherer, Book 1
DB99348 10 hours 11 minutes
by Colleen Winter
read by Jill Fox
Storm Freeman's invention of the Gatherer as a source of free and infinite electricity revolutionizes the world. Over time, however, it becomes clear that the Gatherer harms and kills humanity after continuous exposure. Storm exiles herself, but some hope to find her and use her genius for military applications. Violence and strong language. 2019.

Short Stories

Sorry for Your Trouble: Stories
DB99706 8 hours 38 minutes
by Richard Ford
read by Stephen Mendel
Short stories from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author that focus on memory, love, and loss. A lawyer navigates his wife's death. A woman travels to say farewell to a dying lost love. A man and woman encounter each other after twenty years apart. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Spies and Espionage

The Last Tourist
DB99813 14 hours 3 minutes
by Olen Steinhauer
read by David Pittu
A decade after the events of An American Spy (DB74556), a young CIA analyst arrives to question Milo about a series of suspicious events linked to him. The pair must go on the run after CIA-trained assassins attack them. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Sports Stories

Golden Arm
DB99946 7 hours 16 minutes
by Carl Deuker
read by Nick Walther
Lazarus Weathers, a high school senior from the wrong side of the tracks, seeks to keep his brother out of trouble while pitching his way out of poverty, one strike at a time. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.

Suspense

Never Ask Me
DB100131 11 hours 59 minutes
by Jeff Abbott
read by various narrators
In a quiet neighborhood in the wealthy Austin suburb of Lakehaven, the body of adoption consultant Danielle Roberts—a beloved member of the community—is discovered on a park bench. Her death causes a maelstrom of suspicion and intrigue amongst the members of her close neighbors, the Pollitt family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Jonathan Quinn: Books 10-13
DB97599 41 hours 17 minutes
by Brett Battles
read by Joe Wilson
Four novels, written 2016-2019, feature Jonathan Quinn and his freelancing cleaner colleagues, who take on dangerous missions and make bodies disappear. Includes The Unleashed, The Aggrieved, The Fractured, and The Damaged which focuses on the downward spiral of Quinn's mentor Durrie. Violence and strong language. 2019.

The Request
DB100137 12 hours 9 minutes
by David Bell
read by Tristan Morris
Ryan—a family man—refuses when his friend Blake asks him to break into a woman's home to retrieve items that implicate Blake in an affair. But Blake threatens to reveal Ryan's dark secret. Reluctantly arriving at the house, Ryan is shocked to find the woman is dead—and that he knows her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Pretty Things
DB99797 16 hours 9 minutes
by Janelle Brown
read by various narrators
When Nina's liberal arts degree didn't lead anywhere, she started stealing from rich L.A. kids alongside her Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Vanessa—a young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world—instead became an Instagram influencer. Nina, Vanessa, and Lachlan's paths collide on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Nine Elms: A Kate Marshall Thriller
DB97822 11 hours 45 minutes
by Robert Bryndza
read by MacKenzie Beyer
Fifteen years ago, DC Kate Marshall and her boss DCI Peter Conway were investigating the Nine Elms serial killings, when Kate realized she knew the killer and narrowly escaped becoming his victim. Now a criminology lecturer, Kate learns that a Nine Elms copycat killer has emerged. Violence and strong language. 2019.

The Winter Sister
DB99928 10 hours 33 minutes
by Megan Collins
read by Rebekkah Ross
Sixteen years ago, Sylvie's sister Persephone—out with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see—went missing for three days before her body was found, and the murder was never solved. Now, Sylvie returns home to care for her estranged mother, Annie, as she undergoes treatment for cancer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Fair Warning
DB99807 10 hours 23 minutes
by Michael Connelly
read by various narrators
Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy—last seen in The Scarecrow (DB69445)—has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Wife Stalker
DB99866 8 hours 41 minutes
by Liv Constantine
read by various narrators
Joanna is thankful when her charismatic husband re-emerges from a severe depression, but is shocked to discover it's because he is leaving her for a flaky, New Age-y newcomer. When she unearths disturbing secrets about the woman, Joanna fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children, Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Goodbye Man
DB99806 11 hours 30 minutes
by Jeffrey Deaver
read by Kaleo Griffith
In the wilderness of Washington State, expert tracker Colter Shaw's pursuit of two young men accused of a terrible hate crime takes a shocking and tragic turn. Searching for answers, Shaw goes undercover in a shadowy organization that bills itself as a grief support group. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

One Last Lie
DB99924 9 hours 36 minutes
by Paul Doiron
read by Henry Leyva
When Charley Stevens vanishes, Mike suspects his friend's mysterious departure has to do with an antique warden badge that recently resurfaced at a flea market. Fifteen years ago, a young warden was sent on an undercover mission to infiltrate a notorious poaching ring and never returned. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Conviction
DB99311 14 hours 8 minutes
by Robert Dugoni
read by J.P. Linton
When David Sloane takes his troubled sixteen-year-old stepson Jake on a camping trip with a cop friend and his son, the boys get arrested. They are sent to a wilderness detention facility without a trial and begin a nightmarish sentence. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The Guest List
DB99917 9 hours 57 minutes
by Lucy Foley
read by various narrators
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather for the wedding of a television star and magazine publisher. As the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn't wish the happy couple well? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Deadly Touch
DB100181 9 hours 12 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Roger Wayne
When Raina Hamish tries on a dress in a Miami boutique, she has a terrifyingly accurate vision of a murdered corpse in the murky shadows of the Everglades. Special Agent Axel Tiger has returned to Florida to hunt a serial killer, and Raina's vision could help. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Seeing Darkness
DB100180 8 hours 47 minutes
by Heather Graham
read by Roger Wayne
A past-life regression session instead sends a terrifying vision of murder to Kylie Connelly. Special Agent Jon Dickson of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters is on the trail of a suspected serial killer, and Kylie's vision is his best lead. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

This Is How I Lied
DB99868 10 hours 2 minutes
by Heather Gudenkauf
read by Brittany Pressley
Twenty-five years ago, sixteen-year-old Eve's body was found by her best friend, Maggie, and her sister in the caves near their homes in small-town Grotto, Iowa. Suspects included Eve's boyfriend, but the case wasn't solved. Now a detective and seven months pregnant, Maggie investigates when a new piece of evidence surfaces. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

You Again
DB100186 9 hours 1 minute
by Debra Jo Immergut
read by various narrators
Abigail Willard first spots her from a New York cab: the spitting image of Abby herself at age twenty-two—right down to the silver platforms and raspberry coat she wore as a young artist with a taste for wildness. But Abby is now forty-six and married, with a corporate job and kids. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Persuasion
DB99918 16 hours 18 minutes
by Iris Johansen
read by Elizabeth Rogers
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy Seal Joe Quinn are about to give Seth Caleb their trust for the most important duty of his life: keeping their daughter, Jane MacGuire, safe at any cost. Because Jane's talent as an artist has brought her to the attention of a madman. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Vanishing
DB98112 8 hours 19 minutes
by Jayne Ann Krentz
read by Sandra Michelle
Decades ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, a cave explosion released unknown gases. The residents slept for two days and awoke changed. Survivors Catalina Lark and Olivia LeClair are best friends who work together using their "other sight" to help solve cases—until Olivia vanishes. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The End of Her
DB100133 9 hours 25 minutes
by Shari Lapena
read by Karissa Vacker
Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to sleep deprivation with their colicky twin girls, when Erica—a woman from Patrick's past—appears and makes a disturbing accusation. Patrick had always said his first wife's death was an accident, but now Erica claims it was murder. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

One Night Gone
DB99922 10 hours 25 minutes
by Tara Laskowski
read by various narrators
One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach, lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. Before the summer is up, she vanishes. Decades later, while house sitting in Opal Beach, Allison Simpson is drawn into Maureen's mysterious disappearance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Lone Jack Trail
DB100130 9 hours 18 minutes
by Owen Laukkanen
read by various narrators
When a body washes up outside Deception Cove, Washington, Jess Winslow—now a trainee sheriff's deputy—is assigned to investigate. But when she realizes it's "Bad" Brock Boyd, a hometown celebrity lately fallen from grace, things become complicated. The last person seen with Boyd was her own boyfriend, ex-con Mason Burke. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Woman Alone
DB100129 8 hours 19 minutes
by Nina Laurin
read by Chloe Cannon
A year after a brutal home invasion that left her traumatized, Cecelia, along with her husband and their three-year-old daughter, move into a new house with a complex security system that is supposed to make her feel safe. But reality proves different as strange things begin to happen. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Swag
DB97637 6 hours 13 minutes
by Elmore Leonard
read by Frank Muller
Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot. Frank's got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick—all of them involving guns—and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan's Rules" to share the wealth. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 1976.

The Golden Cage
DB99690 11 hours 5 minutes
by Camilla Läckberg
read by Ann Richardson
Faye was instrumental in making Jack's business a success and raising their child. When Faye discovers that Jack is having an affair, she is emotionally shattered and financially devastated—but hell hath no fury like a woman with a violent past bent on vengeance. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Choice
DB100135 11 hours 26 minutes
by Gillian McAllister
read by Katharine Lee McEwan
Joanna is walking home alone when she hears the sound every woman dreads: footsteps behind her, getting faster. She's sure it's him—the man from the bar who wouldn't leave her alone. So Joanna makes a snap decision. She turns, she pushes. Her pursuer tumbles down the steps and lies motionless. Now what? Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

A Good Marriage
DB99864 13 hours 0 minutes
by Kimberly McCreight
read by various narrators
Attorney Lizzie Kitsakis gets the call from Zach Grayson, an old friend. His wife has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone, and Zach's the primary suspect. The case soon has Lizzie wondering what it means to have a good marriage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Behind Every Lie
DB99694 9 hours 41 minutes
by Christina McDonald
read by various narrators
Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can't remember what happened, but the police are highly suspicious of her. Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London—Kat's former home—for answers. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Dead before Dying
DB100084 10 hours 47 minutes
by Deon Meyer
read by Simon Vance
Three men who have nothing in common are found murdered in Cape Town, and the string of vicious killings pushes the city toward panic. Captain Mat Joubert is left scrambling for answers in a case that might be his last chance to prove himself. Translated from the 2001 Afrikaans edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Last Hunt
DB99927 11 hours 41 minutes
by Deon Meyer
read by Simon Vance
Captain Benny Griessel and his partner Vaughn Cupido review the cold-case evidence of the disappearance—and possible murder—of ex-cop Johnson Johnson on the world's most luxurious train line. Meanwhile, Daniel Darret has left behind his revolutionary past, but now a man from that past reappears to commission his unique skills. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Death in Her Hands
DB99691 7 hours 53 minutes
by Ottessa Moshfegh
read by Ann Marie Lee
While walking with her dog in a secluded woods, an elderly widow comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground by stones. "Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body." But there is no dead body. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Then She Vanished
DB100138 9 hours 35 minutes
by T. Jefferson Parker
read by Will Damron
PI Roland Ford has taken a job for fellow Marine and rising politician, Dalton Strait, whose wife, Natalie, has gone missing, leaving behind a cryptic plea for help. Meanwhile, bombings are occurring in the city, with a mysterious group known only as the Chaos Committee claiming responsibility. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Cajun Justice
DB100128 10 hours 48 minutes
by James Patterson and Tucker Axum, III
read by Kevin Stillwell
Cain Lemaire had his dream job—protecting the President—until a scandal lost him his post. Now head of a CEO's security detail in Tokyo, Cain discovers a web of corruption, greed, and extortion. Years of training and international missions kick in as he races to find justice the way only a born-and-raised Cajun can. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Midwife Murders
DB100127 8 hours 7 minutes
by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo
read by Sophie Amoss
To senior midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is her life's work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, Lucy's focus abruptly changes. She teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to try to solve the case. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Murder in Paradise
DB100125 8 hours 31 minutes
by James Patterson and
read by various narrators
Three novellas, written between 2017 and 2018. Includes The Lawyer Lifeguard, The Doctor's Plot, and The Shut-In, in which a woman allergic to the sun watches the outside world through a drone. When it records a vicious murder, she is determined to track down the killer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Summer House
DB99921 10 hours 21 minutes
by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
read by Ari Fliakos
Once a luxurious southern lake getaway, then reduced to a dilapidated crash pad, the Summer House is now the grisly scene of a mass murder. Eyewitnesses point to four Army Rangers—known as the Night Ninjas—recently returned from Afghanistan. The Army sends veteran and former NYPD cop, Jeremiah Cook, to investigate. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Warning
DB99696 8 hours 24 minutes
by James Patterson and Robison Wells
read by various narrators
Almost a year after the freak accident at the Mount Hope Nuclear Power Plant, teens Maggie and Jordan return to their hometown and discover something sinister lurks. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

These Women
DB99920 9 hours 3 minutes
by Ivy Pochoda
read by various narrators
Five very different women—whose lives are steeped in danger and anguish—are connected by one man and his deadly obsession, though not all of them know that yet. The careful existence they have each built for themselves starts to crumble when two murders rock their neighborhood. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Dead of Winter: A Hemlock County Novel
DB99320 9 hours 55 minutes
by David Poyer
read by Catherine Byers
Elderly reclusive W.T. Halvorsen, of Winter in the Heart (DB39035), discovers the body of a young hunter on opening day of the annual deer hunting season. When the dead man's father goes missing and more hunters turn up dead, Halvorsen hunts a serial killer. Violence and strong language. 1988.

Hideaway
DB99722 15 hours 47 minutes
by Nora Roberts
read by January LaVoy
Nine-year-old child star Caitlyn Sullivan was abducted from her family's estate during a game of hide-and-seek. She escapes, and is found by teenage neighbor Dillon Cooper. As an adult, Cate still lives with the trauma and betrayal of that event, even as she gets close to Dillon once again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Into the Dark
DB99786 21 hours 30 minutes
by Karen Rose
read by Hillary Huber
When he and his brother Josh are in danger, Deaf teenager Michael Rowland turns to Josh's soccer coach, ex-Army ranger Diesel Kennedy. Diesel takes them to see Dr. Dani Novak—not only because she's fluent in American Sign Language, but because he's drawn to her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Ben Porter, Books 1-2
DB99992 20 hours 53 minutes
by Christopher Rosow
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Two novels featuring FBI staffer-turned-special agent Ben Porter from the Boston field office. In False Assurances, a man rescued from the waters off Massachusetts claims that his sailboat was hijacked and used to smuggle weapons and terrorists into the United States. Also includes Threat Bias. Violence and strong language. 2020.

Marked for Revenge
DB99730 10 hours 38 minutes
by Emelie Schepp
read by Kirsten Potter
When a Thai girl overdoses smuggling drugs, the trail points to the one criminal whom prosecutor Jana Berzelius most wants to destroy. Eager to erase any evidence of her sordid childhood, Berzelius must secretly hunt down this deadly nemesis with whom she shares a horrific past. Translated from the 2015 Swedish edition. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

The Silent Wife
DB100185 18 hours 35 minutes
by Karin Slaughter
read by Kathleen Early
A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate, but the trail goes cold—until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says new attacks look identical to the one he was falsely accused of eight years earlier. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The President's Daughter
DB97823 12 hours 13 minutes
by Mariah Stewart
read by Joe Wilson
Journalist Simon Keller's investigation reveals that a former president's affair led to an illegitimate daughter—the now thirty-year-old landscape architect Dina McDermott. But that startling information puts both Dina and Simon in danger—someone will do anything to keep the story from getting out. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2002.

The Glass Forest
DB99867 11 hours 54 minutes
by Cynthia Swanson
read by various narrators
In 1960, twenty-one-year-old Angie Glass—newly married to handsome, charming Paul—has just given birth to a baby boy, when Paul's niece, Ruby, phones that her father has committed suicide and her mother has gone missing. They rush to Stonekill, New York, where Angie discovers astonishing truths about the complicated Glass family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The Closer You Get
DB100136 11 hours 2 minutes
by Mary Torjussen
read by various narrators
Coworkers Ruby and Harry decide to tell their spouses that their marriages are over and to start a new life together. Ruby waits at the hotel where they planned to meet. But Harry never shows up. Suddenly, Ruby has lost everything. Harry won't answer her calls, and she's fired from her job. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Ice Cold Heart
DB99865 9 hours 39 minutes
by P.J. Tracy
read by Sarah Borges
Detectives Magozzi and Rolseth investigate the gruesome homicide of Kelly Ramage. Found in a friend's vacant house, she was living a very dangerous secret life. A year-old murder is a mirror image of Kelly's crime scene. Gino and Magozzi enlist Grace MacBride's team to help them connect the cases. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

The Last Street Novel
DB99445 13 hours 48 minutes
by Omar Tyree
read by Richard Allen
Shareef Crawford, successful African American author of steamy romances, returns home to Harlem, where a search for literary inspiration leaves him in the crossfire of a world of thugs and their deadly turf battles. Besieged with overwhelming material, Crawford must fight for his life before he can even begin crafting his narrative. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2007.

Bombshell
DB99808 6 hours 30 minutes
by Stuart Woods and Parnell
read by Tony Roberts
Former-CIA-operative-turned-movie-producer Teddy Fay is back in Hollywood and caught in two tricky situations. First, a rising star at Centurion becomes the target of malicious gossip, and Teddy must find and neutralize the source. At the same time, Teddy finds himself targeted by a criminal thug bearing a grudge. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

War Stories

The Vanishing Sky
DB100311 8 hours 54 minutes
by L. Annette Binder
read by Mark Ashby
As the war in Europe closes in on its finale, the Huber family must still tread dangerous waters. Matriarch Etta worries for her two sons, elder Max serving at the Eastern front and younger Georg at a Hitler Youth school. When Max returns home, Etta knows much is wrong. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.

Westerns

Stuart Brannon's Final Shot
DB100028 7 hours 35 minutes
by Stephen Bly and others
read by Jack Fox
Legendary lawman Stuart Brannon had no intention of leaving his beloved home, but a telegram from President Roosevelt spurs him into action. Sequel to Son of an Arizona Legend (DB47089). Some violence. 2012.

The Great Timber Race
DB100331 8 hours 26 minutes
by Tim Champlin
read by Robert Sams
The Carlyle Mill Company hires Matt Tierney to help them win a schooner race deciding what firm receives a large lumber contract. Sequel to Shadow Catcher (DB22851). 1986.

Sidewinders, Books 1-4
DB99984 37 hours 42 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
The first four books in the series, published 2008-2010. In Sidewinders, drifters Scratch Morton and Bo Creel are caught up in a rivalry between two stagecoach lines. Also includes Massacre at Whiskey Flats, Cutthroat Canyon, and Mankiller, Colorado. Violence and strong language. 2010.

Sidewinders, Books 5-8
DB99985 27 hours 32 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A.
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
Books five through eight of the series, published 2011-2014. In Deadwood Gulch, Scratch and Bo are hired to guard shipments of gold from a mining camp. Also includes Texas Bloodshed, The Butcher of Bear Creek, and Bleeding Texas. Sequel to Sidewinders, Books 1-4 (DB99984). Violence and strong language. 2014.

Sixkiller, Books 1-3
DB99380 26 hours 25 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Joe Wilson
The first three books in the series, all published in 2012. In Sixkiller, US Marshal, John Henry Sixkiller faces horse thieves and train robbers. Also includes Day of Rage and Eight Hours to Die. Violence and strong language. 2012.

Sixkiller, Books 4-6
DB99381 17 hours 12 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Stephen Van Doren
Books four through six of the series, all published in 2013. In The Hour of Death, Sixkiller takes on a job as a hired gun to take down a corrupt mayor's gang. Also includes Blood for Blood and Dead Man Walking. Violence and strong language. 2013.

Twelve Dead Men
DB100066 9 hours 18 minutes
by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone
read by Jack Garrett
Ace and Chance get roped into jury duty and sentence a killer to hang. The convicted man's brother, a notorious outlaw, comes to town seeking revenge on the jurors. Sequel to Rimfire (DB94009). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Texas Outlaw
DB99740 9 hours 23 minutes
by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle
read by Christopher Ryan Grant
Texas Ranger Rory Yates travels to the remote town of Rio Lobo to investigate a death that may be less accidental than it seems. As he uncovers a tangle of secrets, favors, and lies, Rory takes liberties with the investigation to uncover the truth. Sequel to Texas Ranger (DB92241). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

First Claim
DB100030 4 hours 42 minutes
by Luke Short
read by Jack Fox
Giff Ballew returns to the town he once called home before a corrupt rancher stole his pa's land. Now, Giff plans to settle the score and take back his heritage. Some violence and some strong language. 1960.

Adult Nonfiction

Arts

Unspeakable Acts: Women, Art, and Sexual Violence in the 1970s
DB97787 11 hours 14 minutes
by Nancy Princenthal
read by Faith Potts
Examines women artists in the 1970s and the art—visual and performance—they created around experiences of sexual violence. Discusses artists including Yoko Ono, Ana Mendieta, Suzanne Lacy, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Leslie Labowitz. Analyzes the ways the art and criticism of it influenced broader cultural conversations. Some violence. 2019.

Astronomy

Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond
DB99321 15 hours 9 minutes
by Christopher Wanjek
read by J.P. Linton
Analyzes the challenges and benefits to creating human settlements off Earth—including in orbit, on the moon, asteroids, and Mars. Examines why humans have not created cosmic habitations beyond missions to the International Space Station since they first landed on the moon in 1969. Predicts future space habitations. 2020.

Biography

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
DB99933 11 hours 52 minutes
by Peniel E. Joseph
read by Zeno Robinson
Dual biography of iconic African American leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. discusses contrasts in their ideals—self-defense vs. nonviolence and Black power vs. civil rights. Examines how these differences translated to the larger social movement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Nobody Will Tell You This but Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story
DB99744 4 hours 24 minutes
by Bess Kalb
read by Bess Kalb
Drawing on phone calls, texts, voicemail messages, and past conversations, the author shares the many anecdotes and bits of advice her now-deceased grandmother bestowed upon her. She also recounts the stories of four generations of women in her family, beginning with her great grandmother, who came to America in the 1880s. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman
DB97760 7 hours 20 minutes
by Abby Chava Stein
read by Erin Jones
Author relates her experiences being raised in a Hasidic Jewish community as the eldest son in a dynastic rabbinical family. Describes her search for answers and ultimate departure from her former way of life. Some descriptions of sex. 2019.

Blindness and Physical Disabilities

Forward Together: An Inside Look at Guide Dog Training
DB100008 20 hours 5 minutes
by Christie Bane
read by Kristin Allison
The author, who has raised and trained guide dogs for three decades, reveals the professional methods behind teaching guide dog skills. Includes explanations of a wide range of guide dog skills, how to match dogs to handlers, and teaching handlers how to work with their new guide dogs. 2020.

Business and Economics

The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
DB99899 22 hours 53 minutes
by Zachary D. Carter
read by Robert Petkoff
Biography of John Maynard Keynes, an anti-authoritarian economist who rose to prominence in the wake of World War I and became the namesake of the Keynesian economics school of thought. Describes his career, impact of personal relationships, and major turning points in his life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Empires of the Sky: Zeppelins, Airplanes, and Two Men's Epic Duel to Rule the World
DB99960 22 hours 46 minutes
by Alexander Rose
read by Jason Culp
Chronicles the technological rivalry between Count von Zeppelin—inventor of the eponymous airship—and the Wright brothers, and the resulting business rivalry between Hugo Eckener, who took over Zeppelin's company, and Juan Terry (J.T.) Trippe, founder of Pan American Airlines. Examines the rivalries' influence on international diplomacy. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Career and Job Training

Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)
DB97701 7 hours 29 minutes
by Randi Zuckerberg
read by Randi Zuckerberg
Businesswoman presents her philosophy that it is impossible to "have it all" at the same time, but you can prioritize three things to do well each day. Discusses living life lopsided, categorizing your life, and choosing which three categories to draw from each day. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Consumerism

Project 333: The Minimalist Fashion Challenge That Proves Less Really Is So Much More
DB99990 5 hours 16 minutes
by Courtney Carver
read by Maggy Stacy
Minimalism blogger shares strategies for reducing consumption of goods, beginning with clothing. Challenges people to wear only thirty-three pieces of clothing over three months. Discusses the financial benefits of what are known as capsule collections as well as the mental health benefits of minimalism. 2020.

Cooking

Food: What the Heck Should I Cook?
DB97791 8 hours 58 minutes
by Mark Hyman
read by Patrick Downer
Companion cookbook to Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? (DB97825). Discusses nutritional philosophy, mindset for choosing what to cook and eat, and focusing on quality over quantity. Recipes include breakfast, snacks, salads, soups and stews, sides, poultry, seafood, beef and lamb, vegetables, desserts, and beverages. 2019.

A Table for Friends: The Art of Cooking for Two or Twenty
DB100310 7 hours 36 minutes
by Skye McAlpine
read by Eva Wilhelm
Cookbook featuring recipes easily scalable from an intimate gathering to a much larger one and responsive to the seasonal availability of ingredients. Includes advice on preparing for entertaining. Recipes are categorized by the stars of the meal, sides, sweets, and extras. 2020.

Crime

Relentless Pursuit
DB100191 13 hours 43 minutes
by Bradley Edwards
read by various narrators
In 2008, a young woman told the attorney author that she had been sexually coerced at fourteen by a wealthy man in Palm Beach named Jeffrey Epstein. Describes how—over ten years—Edwards tracked down more than twenty of Epstein's victims, and uncovered the scope of his high society network. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Murder beyond the Grave
DB100126 5 hours 47 minutes
by James Patterson
read by Christopher Ryan Grant
Two true-crime cases from Discovery's Murder Is Forever. In the title entry, Stephen Small has a Ferrari, fancy house, loving wife, and three boys. But what he needs is enough air to breathe. Kidnapped, buried in a box, and held for ransom, Stephen has forty-eight hours of oxygen. Also includes Murder in Paradise. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

A Tangled Web: A Cyberstalker, a Deadly Obsession, and the Twisting Path to Justice
DB100187 10 hours 46 minutes
by Leslie Rule
read by Tanya Eby
Describes the disturbing case of the 2012 disappearance of Cari Lea Farver. Thirty-seven-year-old Cari would not shirk responsibilities, abandon her son, and run off on an adventure while her dying father took his last breaths. Yet, the many texts from her phone indicated she had done just that. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Education

The Last Negroes at Harvard: The Class of 1963 and the Eighteen Young Men Who Changed Harvard Forever
DB99775 10 hours 46 minutes
by Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth
read by Peter Jay Fernandez
In 1959, Garrett and seventeen other young Black men entered Harvard University as freshmen. Examines their experiences over their four years there as the civil rights movement gained momentum, and the ways those experiences shaped them later in life. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Family

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias
DB97978 8 hours 26 minutes
by Tamar E. Chansky
read by various narrators
A childhood anxiety disorder specialist discusses the various manifestations of childhood fears, including social anxiety, Tourette's Syndrome, hair-pulling, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Provides a program to aid parents in guiding their children back to emotional safety. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2012.

Smart but Scattered—and Stalled: 10 Steps to Help Young Adults Use Their Executive Skills to Set Goals, Make A Plan, and Successfully Leave the Nest
DB97981 11 hours 8 minutes
by Richard Guare and others
read by various narrators
The authors present a ten-step plan to help young adults and their parents work together to gain independence. Discusses the importance of executive skills like planning, organization, and time management. Includes anecdotes of other families navigating the same challenges. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Gardening

A Way to Garden: A Hands-On Primer for Every Season
DB99339 11 hours 41 minutes
by Margaret Roach
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Moving through the calendar two months at a time, the author gives tips to help gardeners through every phase of growing. In addition to seasonal chores and practical advice, the author includes personal stories of her life in the garden. Some strong language. 2019.

Government and Politics

Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st Century Memoir
DB99812 13 hours 26 minutes
by Madeleine Albright
read by Madeleine Albright
First female Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reflects on the late years of her career and her transition out of her time in office. She discusses her decisions on how to fill the subsequent twenty years, navigating half a dozen professions, continuously learning, and spending time with her family. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Pelosi
DB99809 13 hours 18 minutes
by Molly Ball
read by Frankie Corzo
Political journalist explores the life and career of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The author describes Pelosi’s contributions as speaker under President Obama and the challenges she has faced during the Trump administration. Draws on interviews with the subject and deep background reporting. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage
DB99741 8 hours 18 minutes
by Dan Crenshaw
read by Dan Crenshaw
A Navy SEAL criticizes those who complain about microaggressions and triggers. He presents his philosophy that people should resist giving into a culture of outrage, playing the victim, or seeking apologies. He describes how he has overcome the many unexpected situations of his own life with a sense of humor. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency
DB99596 15 hours 46 minutes
by John Dickerson
read by John Dickerson
60 Minutes correspondent examines the history, evolution, and current state of the American presidency. The author discusses the expansion of the role and suggests ways to elect future presidents thoughtfully. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump
DB99934 7 hours 12 minutes
by Stanley Fish
read by Rick Adamson
The author of There’s No Such Thing As Free Speech, and It’s a Good Thing, Too (DB42612) explores many of the complex questions surrounding the First Amendment’s scope and power in America. Topics discussed include the rise of fake news, protests in the sports world, hate speech, and religion. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Mitch, Please! How Mitch McConnell Sold Out Kentucky (And America Too)
DB99631 17 hours 32 minutes
by Matt Jones
read by various narrators
Attorney and founder of Kentucky Sports Radio details his views on the harm that Senator Mitch McConnell has done to the people of Kentucky and to the American people in general as Senate Majority leader. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Front Row at the Trump Show
DB99743 10 hours 19 minutes
by Jonathan Karl
read by Jonathan Karl
White House reporter discusses his views on how the Trump administration has reshaped the presidency and relates behind-the-scenes moments that he feels define Trump’s time in office. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
DB99742 9 hours 34 minutes
by Sarah Kendzior
read by Sarah Kendzior
Author of The View from Flyover Country (DB91078) reflects on Donald Trump’s rise to power and her own views on how his time in office has destabilized the economy and American liberty, linking key moments in Trump’s life with the degradation of the American political system. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator
DB99875 10 hours 2 minutes
by Jung H. Pak
read by Jung H. Pak
A former CIA analyst traces and examines the North Korean dictator’s ascent to power, what he has done in his time on top, and his abrupt pivot toward diplomacy with President Trump. She argues that Kim’s personality, perceptions, and preferences are dangerously underestimated. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Presidential Leadership in Crisis: Defining Moments of the Modern Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump
DB100049 9 hours 14 minutes
by Kenneth T. Walsh
read by Robert Sams
Journalist examines how presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald Trump have dealt with crises faced during their administration. Discusses both domestic and international issues, assassination attempts, and more, and evaluates lessons that can be learned by these events. 2020.

LGBT Issues

The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America
DB99703 15 hours 37 minutes
by Eric Cervini
read by Vikas Adam
Recounts the subsequent court case after Frank Kameny, a federal employee, was fired in 1957 for being homosexual. Describes Kameny's work to put together his case against the government's classification of gay men and women as "sexual perverts," drawing on firsthand accounts, FBI records, and personal documents. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Language

Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language
DB99366 5 hours 46 minutes
by Simon Horobin
read by Peter Holdway
Explores the origins, histories, and evolutions of common English words used over the course of daily activities, including getting up, going to work, eating meals, and more. 2019.

How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way You Do and What It Says about You
DB100303 7 hours 52 minutes
by Katherine D. Kinzler
read by Abigail Maupin
Psychologist examines how the way we speak affects the way people see us and who we perceive to be like us. Argues that the way we talk is central to our social identity because our speech largely reflects the voices we heard as children. 2020.

How to Self-Publish Your Book: A Complete Guide to Writing, Editing, Marketing & Selling Your Own Book
DB100012 9 hours 34 minutes
by Jan Yager
read by Kristin Allison
A guide to writers hoping to make their writing commercially available. Includes sections on manuscript preparation, business plan creation, production, design, marketing, sales, and more. 2019.

Literature

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit: Victorian Iconoclast, Children's Author, and Creator of The Railway Children
DB99288 14 hours 42 minutes
by Eleanor Fitzsimons
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Profiles Edith Nesbit and argues she was the first modern children’s writer. Describes her co-founding of the Fabian Society, life as a socialite, and prolific lecturing and writing about socialism. Draws on Nesbit’s letters and archival research. 2019.

Figure It Out: Essays
DB99369 6 hours 26 minutes
by Wayne Koestenbaum
read by James Johnson
Collection of twenty-six essays reflecting on observations of personal, often intimate, topics including art, punctuation, eyeglasses, dreams, porn, celebrity, and translation. The title essay explores forty-three challenges and reflections to get you thinking about your own experiences and their influence on you. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

Medicine and Health

Empty: A Memoir
DB99693 9 hours 54 minutes
by Susan Burton
read by Susan Burton
Describes how—for almost thirty years—the author hid her obsession with food and the secret life of compulsive eating and starving that dominated her adolescence in the fallout from her parents breakup. Meanwhile, she went to Yale, scored a dream job at a magazine, and married her college boyfriend. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Beauty in Breaking
DB99692 7 hours 48 minutes
by Michele Harper
read by Nicole Lewis
A female African American emergency room physician—in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white—explains how each of us is broken—physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story
DB100010 16 hours 6 minutes
by Gabi Lowe
read by Kristin Allison
Memoir of South African activist Jenna Lowe, who was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, an extremely rare illness that—despite a double lung transplant—ultimately led to her death, four months before her twenty-first birthday. Her mother shares her family’s four-year battle to save Jenna’s life and the teen's #GetMeto21 campaign. 2019.

Fast. Feast. Repeat. The Comprehensive Guide to Delay, Don't Deny Intermittent Fasting—Including the 28-Day FAST Start
DB99414 11 hours 22 minutes
by Gin Stephens
read by various narrators
The author, who lost eighty pounds with intermittent fasting, explains how it is a lifestyle, not a diet, and discusses how to work a variety of IF approaches into your life. Highlights academic research supporting intermittent fasting as the health plan with a side effect of weight loss. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Music

Resistance
DB99720 8 hours 17 minutes
by Tori Amos
read by Tori Amos
Memoir of singer-songwriter who believes in art’s importance in troubled times. Amos discusses her early life, which included playing in DC piano bars at the age of thirteen. She explains why her music has always mingled the personal and the political, with her feminism a strong guiding light. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins
DB97778 9 hours 11 minutes
by Diane Diekman
read by Jack Fox
Biography of the Grammy-winning country music star best known for his songs from the 1950s and 1960s, including the hit "El Paso." Drawing on personal interviews and research, the author looks at Robbins's personal life and multi-faceted career, which also included a successful stint as a NASCAR driver. Some strong language. 2012.

Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest
DB99849 9 hours 30 minutes
by Ian Zack
read by Rosa Howard
Biography of an African American singer who combated racism and prejudice through her music. Odetta Holmes, who died in 2008, was an operatically trained singer who became a leader of the 1960s folk revival. This portrait gives insight into her life, relationships, and lasting impact on the civil rights movement. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Nature and the Environment

The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think
DB99891 11 hours 57 minutes
by Jennifer Ackerman
read by Jennifer Ackerman
Author of The Genius of Birds (DB85848) reviews research into the ways birds behave. Topics covered include communication, work and tool use, group social interactions, relationships between individuals, and parenting approaches. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy
DB100165 7 hours 40 minutes
by Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano
read by T. Ryder Smith
Journalists present a chronicle of the events surrounding the 2018 Camp Fire and the destruction of the city of Paradise, California. Follows the actions of residents of the surrounding area as they evacuated, firefighters who battled the fire, and government officials who coordinated responses. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, & Shape Our Futures
DB99961 9 hours 34 minutes
by Merlin Sheldrake
read by Merlin Sheldrake
Biologist shares the rarely understood lives of fungi, a kingdom of lifeforms which is billions of years old. Topics covered include reproductive cycles, evolution, ways fungi affect their environments, and uses in a variety of fields. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Snow: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration
DB97985 8 hours 59 minutes
by Giles Whittell
read by Kimberly Schraf
Author of Bridge of Spies (DB82337) presents a natural history of snow. Topics covered include a snowfall in a community that is situated in an oasis on the edge of the Sahara Desert, the depiction of snow in paintings, and the ways humans have adapted to living in snow. 2018.

Philosophy

Humankind: A Hopeful History
DB99915 11 hours 39 minutes
by Rutger Bregman
read by various narrators
Although many philosophers and psychologists assume humans are innately selfish and aggressive, the author provides new perspective on human history. He sets out to prove that we are hardwired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Poetry

Hermosa
DB97983 1 hour 4 minutes
by Yesika Salgado
read by Paige O'Malley
Collection of fifty-five poems exploring relationships, romance, sex, grief, survival, life in Los Angeles, fighting for a better future, and everyday moments. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2019.

Psychology and Self-Help

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You
DB99783 6 hours 40 minutes
by Jenara Nerenberg
read by Tegan Ashton Cohan
The founder of the Neurodiversity Project looks at women who think differently, and how their differences have been overlooked and misdiagnosed. Examining those with ADHD, autism, and other sensory-processing differences, she considers how society benefits when neurodiversity is allowed to flourish. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable about Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny
DB97596 6 hours 46 minutes
by Robin S. Sharma
read by Jake Williams
Motivational speaker shares a fable about a lawyer whose life is in crisis and the steps he goes through to bring it back into balance. Includes lessons on developing joyful thoughts, finding your life's mission, cultivating self-discipline, valuing time as a precious commodity, nourishing relationships, and living fully. 1996.

Religion

Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World
DB99842 9 hours 54 minutes
by Tara Isabella Burton
read by Patricia Santomasso
Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World

The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between
DB100025 14 hours 27 minutes
by Stephanie Butnick and others
read by Barry Bernson
Humorous collection of encyclopedic entries regarding Jewish faith and culture by the hosts of Tablet Magazine's Unorthodox podcast. Topics include services and rituals, famous Jews and non-Jews who people believe are Jewish, food, historical events, clothing, political organizations, and terms. Strong language. 2019.

White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America
DB100110 8 hours 47 minutes
by Khyati Y. Joshi
read by Priya Ayyar
Examines the influence of Christianity, particularly for white Americans, on the policies and practices of the United States—despite the stated position of separation of state from religion. Topics covered include national identity, the construction of white supremacy, impact on immigration and citizenship, and methods for change. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister's Rediscovery of Faith, Hope, and Love
DB97642 11 hours 29 minutes
by Rob Schenck
read by Rob Schenck
Christian evangelical minister reflects on his journey of faith, framed as three conversions. Discusses the way he first came to accept Jesus as his savior, his activity in the politicized evangelical movement, and his transition away from that arena through his study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey through the Twentieth Century
DB97764 8 hours 56 minutes
by Sarah Abrevaya Stein
read by Kerry Dukin
Chronicles the Sephardic Jewish Levy family originally from the port city of Salonica in the Ottoman Empire—now Thessaloniki, Greece—through the twentieth century. Using letters and other documents from the family's archives, discusses their publishing business, family alliances, actions in the World Wars, and journeys across the world. 2019.

Exactly as You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers
DB97754 5 hours 49 minutes
by Shea Tuttle
read by Brit Herring
Examines the role of faith in the life of Fred Rogers, focusing on the neighborhoods he came from, the one he built, and the ones he inspires in others. Discusses his childhood and early adulthood in Latrobe, Pennsylvania; his broadcasting career; and his inner and spiritual lives. 2019.

Science and Technology

A Natural History of Color: The Science behind What We See and How We See It
DB100107 7 hours 56 minutes
by Rob DeSalle and Hans Bachor
read by George Newbern
DeSalle, coauthor of The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World (DB47940), and physicist Bachor examine the ways colors developed and exist in the natural world, the perception of them, and the information conveyed by different colors in different contexts. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution
DB99766 6 hours 38 minutes
by Susan Hockfield
read by Andrea Gallo
Former president of MIT examines advances made in technology that marry engineering and biology. Chapters progress from basic to more advanced biological concepts. Examples of technologies discussed include virus-based batteries, proteins tasked with cleaning water, and nanoparticles which target cancer cells. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Galileo: And the Science Deniers
DB100102 8 hours 50 minutes
by Mario Livio
read by Jonathan Davis
Astrophysicist presents a biography of the sixteenth-century scientist famous for proposing a heliocentric model of the universe and subsequently running afoul of authorities of the Inquisition. Discusses the ways Galileo faced critics and science deniers and their potential application in the twenty-first century. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World
DB97980 8 hours 33 minutes
by Sky Nelson-Isaacs
read by various narrators
Theoretical physicist and musician presents an explanation of the fundamental physics underpinning the concept of synchronicity and offers a model for living in a state of optimal functioning, creative thinking, and seemingly effortless productivity. Provides actionable steps for better aligning your life. Includes supplementary material. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.

Social Sciences

Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains
DB97966 7 hours 34 minutes
by Cassie Chambers
read by Cassie Chambers
Drawing on her own journey as well as those of her fellow women from the Kentucky Appalachians, the author paints a portrait of life in that region. Discusses child marriage, young motherhood, subsistence farming, education, domestic violence, poverty, the opioid crisis, and community leadership. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Undocumented Americans
DB99860 4 hours 55 minutes
by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
read by various narrators
One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard, the author embarked on a trip across the country to interview and learn about her fellow undocumented Americans. Combines reporting with personal narratives to tell their stories and her own. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
DB100088 14 hours 29 minutes
by Isabel Wilkerson
read by Robin Miles
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns (DB71929) examines the unofficial castes and hierarchies she has observed as inherent in American society. Discusses the eight pillars of all caste systems and suggests ways for America to move forward. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Sports and Recreation

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
DB99906 11 hours 15 minutes
by Maria Konnikova
read by Maria Konnikova
Journalist and psychologist describes her experiences in the world of high-stakes poker. She approached a well-known player to be her mentor, explaining that she wasn't interested in the money, but in learning about human behavior, game theory, the nature of luck, and how we make decisions. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid
DB99789 11 hours 6 minutes
by Willie Mays and John
read by various narrators
Profiles legendary African American centerfielder, drawing on interviews with the many players and non-players he inspired (including Barack Obama) and personal stories from Mays himself. Shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding Mays on and off the field. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Stage and Screen

Sunny Days: The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America
DB99913 8 hours 47 minutes
by David Kamp
read by David Sadzin
Examines how children's television radically changed in the late 1960s with the debut of shows like Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Chronicles the difficulties the creators of those two shows had getting on the air, and how they led the way for innovative and multicultural educational programming. Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News
DB100038 10 hours 51 minutes
by Lisa Napoli
read by James Johnson
Journalist examines the formation of the cable news channel CNN. Focuses on the efforts of founder Ted Turner to make the channel a reality and how the advent of an outlet that provides live updates to news stories twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, changed journalism. Strong language. 2020.

Travel

Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey
DB99997 12 hours 51 minutes
by Wendy Hinman
read by Gabriella Cavallero
Woman recounts traveling around the Pacific with her husband in a thirty-one-foot boat for seven years. Discusses challenges they faced including the weather, damage to the boat, and living together in tight quarters. Shares adventures in Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Fiji, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Japan. Strong language. 2012.

Garlic, Mint, and Sweet Basil
DB100042 1 hour 39 minutes
by Jean-Claude Izzo
read by Jonathan Taylor
Collection of three books of essays exploring the Mediterranean region by late journalist and author of French noir fiction. Discusses the food, culture, and locations in which Izzo grew up. In "Here, My Darling, Taste This," he describes exploring Marseilles's markets. Translated from the French edition. 2013.

Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey through Every National Park
DB99776 10 hours 19 minutes
by Conor Knighton
read by Conor Knighton
In the wake of a failed engagement, and for the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service, Knighton decided to travel to all fifty-nine national parks. Shares insights of his travels and discusses the history and potential future of the parks. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Seine: The River That Made Paris
DB98559 12 hours 46 minutes
by Elaine Sciolino
read by Catherine Byers
Author of The Only Street in Paris (DB84161) presents an exploration of the areas the river Seine flows through. Discusses its history, the mythology associated with it, its impact on the development of Paris and France, and the personalities that make their livings from the river. 2020.

US History

The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men
DB100029 11 hours 44 minutes
by Eric Lichtblau
read by Kerry Dukin
Investigative reporter recounts America's role as a postwar haven for many Nazis. He discusses the scientists, spies, and con men who attempted to begin new lives as ordinary citizens—and the work to discover their identities. Draws on government documents and interviews. Violence and some strong language. 2014.

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving
DB97804 14 hours 40 minutes
by David J. Silverman
read by Mark Ashby
Historian reevaluates the events driving the founding of the Plymouth colony in the seventeenth century. Discusses the founding of the peaceful alliance between the English and the Wampanoag Indians and its eventual bloody dissolution. Examines the complicated emotions and cultural narratives surrounding the holiday of Thanksgiving. 2019.

World History

Coffin Corner Boys: One Bomber, Ten Men, and Their Harrowing Escape from Nazi-Occupied France
DB100154 6 hours 51 minutes
by Carole Engle Avriett and George W. Starks
read by Patrick Lawlor
Profiles the crew of a WWII bomber shot down over occupied France. Describes the crewmembers' various fates, particularly focusing on that of co-author George Starks, who faced a three hundred-mile trek through war-torn France toward the freedom of neutral Switzerland. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Ringed by Fire: US Marines and the Siege of Khe Sanh, 21 January to 9 July 1968
DB100318 4 hours 55 minutes
by Richard Camp and Leonard
read by Bob Moore
Recounts the Marine Corps siege at the Khe Sanh Combat Base in 1968. Describes the battles that took place both on the ground and in the air. Some violence and some strong language. 2019.

Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich
DB99938 14 hours 43 minutes
by Peter Fritzsche
read by Jim Seybert
Author of Life and Death in the Third Reich (DB71673) provides an account of life in 1930s Germany and the rise of the Nazis in the midst of the country’s post-World War I economic depression. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II
DB99816 10 hours 56 minutes
by Katherine Sharp Landdeck
read by Gabra Zackman
Historian profiles the young women who joined the US Army Air Forces to aid the war effort for World War II and who were known as the Women Airforce Service Pilots. She recounts the pilots' hard work, their eventual disbandment, and their fight for recognition as veterans. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance during the Blitz
DB100054 17 hours 51 minutes
by Erik Larson
read by various narrators
The author of Dead Wake (DB80936) describes Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. He examines this dark year of London’s history primarily through the domestic drama of Churchill and his family’s day-to-day experiences. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima
DB99627 10 hours 54 minutes
by Martha MacCallum and Ronald J. Drez
read by Martha MacCallum
Fox News anchor pays tribute to those who fought at Iwo Jima. The author’s account follows her mother’s cousin Harry from life in Boston to the bloody battle in the Pacific. Describes the landscape of Iwo Jima, profiles Emperor Hirohito, and illuminates the sacrifices made by the soldiers who fought. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Mengele: Unmasking the "Angel of Death"
DB99707 11 hours 37 minutes
by David G. Marwell
read by Paul Woodson
Recounts the life, education, career, and wartime work of Dr. Josef Mengele, a Nazi scientist whose work at the Auschwitz death camp determined the fates of many. The author also discusses Mengele's postwar refuge in Germany and South America. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

No Man's Land: The Trailblazing Women Who Ran Britain's Most Extraordinary Military Hospital during World War I
DB99932 12 hours 16 minutes
by Wendy Moore
read by Suzanne Toren
Recounts the work and accomplishments of doctors Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson, who served the war effort in a Paris hospital. Describes how, due to their successful work, they were asked to open a hospital in London nicknamed the Suffragettes’ Hospital and known for its life saving treatments. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II
DB100152 12 hours 41 minutes
by Roger Moorhouse
read by Roger Moorhouse
Reexamines the September campaign during World War II, when Hitler and Stalin both invaded Poland. Describes how these conflicts introduced many of the defining features of the entire war: blitzkrieg, ethnic cleansing, aerial bombing, and the targeting of civilians. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.

The Forgotten Soldier
DB100157 21 hours 51 minutes
by Guy Sajer
read by Derek Perkins
Recounts the horrors of World War II on the eastern front through the eyes of the author as a young soldier in the elite Gross Deutschland Division of Germany’s army. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the 116 Days That Changed the World
DB99600 8 hours 44 minutes
by Chris Wallace and Mitch Weiss
read by Chris Wallace
Recounts the days leading up to the world's first use of the atomic bomb in wartime—the American attack on Hiroshima. Describes the covert meetings and pivotal developments that took place around the world and profiles the key figures involved. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.

Books for Children

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Books are listed alphabetically within the headings Children’s Fiction and Children’s Nonfiction by subject category, author last name, and title. For example, the title Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown would be listed in Children’s Fiction under the Classics subject category and by the last name Brown.

Children's Fiction

Adventure

Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space, Books 1-3
DB97799 31 hours 54 minutes
by D.J. MacHale
read by Mark Ashby
Books one through three, written in 2002 and 2003, featuring a young time-traveling hero Bobby Pendragon. Includes The Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, and The Never War. Some strong language. For grades 5-8. 2003.

The Plunder Down Under: Treasure Hunters
DB99950 4 hours 52 minutes
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
read by Bryan Kennedy
Bick, Beck, Storm, and Tommy have one week to traverse the Australian Outback, locate Charlotte Badger and her pirate cronies, and find evidence to prove their parents innocent of stealing rare opals. Sequel to All-American Adventure (DB95504). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2020.

Shuri
DB99763 5 hours 44 minutes
by Nic Stone
read by Anika Noni Rose
The people of Wakanda struggle to save the heart-shaped herb that is essential to their way of life. Meanwhile, Princess Shuri
embarks on a journey away from her homeland in order to discover what is killing the plant. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2020.

Animals and Wildlife

The One and Only Bob
DB99881 3 hours 53 minutes
by Katherine Applegate
read by Danny DeVito
Bob, Ivan, and Ruby set out on a dangerous journey in search of Bob's long-lost sister. As a hurricane approaches, Bob finds courage and learns the true meaning of friendship and family. Sequel to The One and Only Ivan (DB75687). Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2020.

Lulu and the Cat in the Bag
DB100286 1 hour 7 minutes
by Hilary McKay
read by Deborah Desmone
When a mysterious bag is left on Lulu's doorstep, the last thing her grandmother expects to be in it is a huge, neon orange cat. But Lulu knows this chubby cat doesn't mean any harm and just needs a lovely new home. For grades 2-4. 2011.

The Elephant's Girl
DB99945 7 hours 40 minutes
by Celesta Rimington
read by various narrators
Twelve-year-old Lexington, a foundling raised in a zoo, spends a summer cementing friendships, growing closer to the elephant that saved her life, and learning about her family and herself. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Family

Th3 Brav5
DB99989 9 hours 20 minutes
by James Bird
read by Doug Tisdale Jr.
When bullied Collin is asked to leave yet another school, his dad sends him to live with his estranged mother, who lives on an Ojibwe reservation. Collin arrives in Duluth with his loyal dog, Seven, and quickly finds his new home welcoming. For grades 5-8. 2020.

Fantasy

Curse of the Night Witch: Emblem Island, Book 1
DB100147 7 hours 44 minutes
by Alex Aster
read by Ramon De Ocampo
After changing the fate he has known since birth, twelve-year-old Tor Luna, accompanied by his friends Engle and Melda, must visit the notorious Night Witch to break the curse he now faces. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Traitor's Son: The Raven Duet, Book 2
DB99334 7 hours 39 minutes
by Hilari Bell
read by Alec Volz
Alaska. When Jase is drafted by a Native American trickster spirit to help stop a bio-plague caused by disruptions in the earth's flow of magic, he finds himself in the middle of a shapeshifter war. Some strong language. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2012.

Catalyst
DB100148 7 hours 25 minutes
by Sarah Beth Durst
read by Cassandra Morris
Twelve-year-old Zoe's rescue kitten quickly becomes a giant, talking cat that Zoe and her friend must keep hidden—especially since there are rumors of other strange creatures in their town. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Abby in Oz: Whatever After; Special Edition, Book 2
DB99641 3 hours 42 minutes
by Sarah Mlynowski
read by Emily Eiden
When Abby, plus her three best friends, land in Oz, they are ready to follow the yellow brick road to find their way back home. But they'll have to acquire some brains, heart, and courage along the way to avoid the Wicked Witch of the West. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.

Thunder Run: Dactyl Hill Squad, Book 3
DB100196 8 hours 13 minutes
by Daniel José Older
read by Channie Waites
Now that she has found her brother Montez, Magdalys and her squad embark on a secret mission for General Grant, taking them deep into the Louisiana swamplands, to New Orleans, and eventually to the Mexican border. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

A Wish in the Dark
DB99991 8 hours 25 minutes
by Christina Soontornvat
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When Pong escapes from Namwon Prison, where he was born, he realizes that the world outside is unjust. Nok, the prison warden's perfect daughter, tracks Pong to restore her family's good name. But as Nok hunts Pong doubt creeps in. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Friendship

The World Needs More Purple People
DB99951 0 hours 9 minutes
by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart
read by Kristen Bell
A group of kids explores what it means to have a purple personality that brings family, friends, and communities together, and how purple people speak up for what's right. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2020.

Growing Up

Lila and Hadley
DB99828 4 hours 41 minutes
by Kody Keplinger
read by Sandy Rustin
Hadley is angry at her mother, her estranged older sister, and at the world because she has retinitis pigmentosa. But rescued pit bull, Lila, may be just what Hadley needs. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.

Historical Fiction

The Freedom Maze
DB99883 8 hours 36 minutes
by Delia Sherman
read by various narrators
1960. Thirteen-year-old Sophie isn't happy about spending the summer at their grandmother's old house in the bayou—until she finds a maze with a secretive and mischievous inhabitant. An impulsive wish lands her in 1860, where Sophie is mistaken, by her own ancestors, for a slave. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2011.

Echo Mountain
DB99827 9 hours 14 minutes
by Lauren Wolk
read by Holly Linneman
1934. After the financial crash, twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose their livelihood and move to a mountain cabin. There, Ellie quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and a healer. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Humor

The Great Pet Heist
DB99986 5 hours 18 minutes
by Emily Ecton
read by Gabriella Cavallero
When their elderly owner goes to the hospital, Butterbean the dachshund, Walt the cat, Oscar the mynah bird, and rats Marco and Polo plan a robbery to support themselves. For grades 3-6. 2020.

Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story
DB99760 1 hour 35 minutes
by James Patterson and Steven Butler
read by Steven Butler
When the evil Miss Stricker threatens to send Junior back to the pound, Junior and his human, Ruff, go to obedience school to learn how to follow the rules. Commercial audiobook. For grades 2-4. 2018.

Mystery and Detective

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks
DB99644 7 hours 33 minutes
by Stuart Gibbs
read by Gibson Frazier
The local police prove unhelpful when a giant dinosaur skull vanishes from a secret excavation on Sage's family's ranch, so Teddy and his friends conduct their own investigation. Sequel to Lion Down (DB96089). Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2020.

VCR from Beyond
DB100016 1 hour 26 minutes
by Evan Jacobs
read by Stephen Van Doren
During a visit to Vintage Rose Antique Shop, Alex impulsively buys an old TV/VCR. But when Alex starts behaving oddly, his friends frantically search for answers before it is too late. Hi-Lo book. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, Books 57-59
DB100360 9 hours 38 minutes
by Carolyn Keene
read by Kristin Allison
Three mysteries, written in 1979 and 1980, featuring amateur sleuth Nancy Drew. In The Triple Hoax, Nancy and her friends head to New York to track a group of swindlers. Includes The Flying Saucer Mystery and The Secret in the Old Lace. For grades 3-6. 1980.

City Spies, Book 1
DB99825 6 hours 52 minutes
by James Ponti
read by Lisa Flanagan
Facing years in the juvenile detention system for hacking into the foster care computer system to prove her caregivers are crooks, Sara Martinez gets a second chance when a mysterious man offers her a chance to join a group of MI6 affiliated spies. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Lucky Me
DB100045 1 hour 35 minutes
by Donna Shelton
read by Julie-Ann Elliott
On her first day at a new school, Ana finds a surprise from her mom in her backpack. But the good luck charm harbors a darkness. Hi-Lo book. For grades 4-7. 2020.

The Secret Room
DB100046 1 hour 26 minutes
by Donna Shelton
read by Jean Cochran
As the new kid at school, Tenley has enough to worry about. Then she discovers a secret room in her parents' antique shop and strange things start to happen. Hi-Lo book. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Me and Sam-Sam Handle the Apocalypse
DB97769 7 hours 14 minutes
by Susan Vaught
read by Abigail Maupin
After her father is accused of stealing funds from his desk at school, young Jesse and her new friend, Springer, search for the true perpetrator. But then a tornado strikes and Jesse and her Pomeranian, Sam-Sam, focus on rescue efforts. For grades 4-7. 2019.

Scary Stories

Night of the Living Ted
DB99954 2 hours 49 minutes
by Barry Hutchinson
read by Sophie Amoss
After Lisa Marie and her big brother, Vernon, visit a Create-a-Ted store, something unexpected happens—their teddy bears come to life! Soon there is an army of stuffed animals creating mayhem all over town. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Diary of a Dummy: Goosebumps SlappyWorld
DB99591 2 hours 30 minutes
by R.L. Stine
read by Joe Fria
When siblings find Slappy's diary and clues that could lead to gold, they'll need to locate Slappy's second diary while evading the evil dummy and other terrors. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.

School

Dress Coded
DB100086 6 hours 31 minutes
by Carrie Firestone
read by Caitlin Kelly
Molly Frost, an eighth grader, starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2020.

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business, Book 1
DB99226 1 hour 13 minutes
by Lyla Lee
read by Jaine Ye
Seven-year-old Mindy Kim desperately wants a puppy and to fit in at her new Florida school. When her favorite snack of dried seaweed initially leads to ridicule and then a thriving business, Mindy Kim believes she has found her path to acceptance—and to owning a pet. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2020.

Science Fiction

Voyage of the Dogs
DB99943 4 hours 22 minutes
by Greg van Eekhout
read by Patrick Lawlor
Lopside and his canine crew are working alongside their humans onboard the spaceship Laika. When they are abandoned, millions of miles from civilization, survival seems impossible. But these are all good dogs—and good dogs always complete their mission. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2018.

Sports Stories

One Last Shot
DB100197 8 hours 57 minutes
by John David Anderson
read by Josh Hurley
After not feeling like he was good enough for his competitive dad, Malcolm discovers the joys of miniature golf. And best of all, it's a sport his dad can't possibly obsess over—or so Malcolm thinks. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.

Children's Nonfiction

Hobbies and Crafts

Warriors & Weapons: A Young Adventurer's Guide; Dungeons & Dragons
DB100317 2 0 hours 23 minutes
by Jim Zub and others
read by Mark Ashby
Guide to the warriors, weaponry, armor, and other equipment and tools role-players use in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Includes instructions on how to use heroes to tell your own stories. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2019.

Wizards & Spells: A Young Adventurer's Guide; Dungeons & Dragons
DB100316 2 hours 7 minutes
by Jim Zub and others
read by Mark Ashby
Guide to the wizards, sorcerers, and magical objects that role-players encounter in the world of Dungeons & Dragons, and information on how spells are created and used. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2020.

Foreign Language

Español

Los libros presentes en esta edición de Talking Book Topics (Temas de Libros Parlantes) se enviaron recientemente a las bibliotecas de cooperación. La colección completa contiene una amplia gama de libros de ficción y no ficción, incluyendo biografías, clásicos, de vaqueros, misterio, romance y otros.
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Nota: Puede aparecer un aviso inmediatamente a continuación de la descripción del libro para indicar escenas de violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo. La palabra “algunas” antes de cualquiera de estos términos indica un hecho ocasional o poco frecuente, como por ejemplo “lenguaje violento poco frecuente”. Los audiolibros comerciales de los cuales el NLS no tiene acceso al libro impreso, pueden presentar el aviso “sin calificación”, lo que significa que el libro puede contener o no violencia, lenguaje violento o descripciones de sexo.

El Hombre en Busca de Sentido (Man’s Search for Meaning)
DB100324 6 horas 12 minutos
por Viktor Frankl
read by Aurelio Dominguez
Un psiquiatra describe sus experiencias amargas en el campo de concentración Auschwitz durante la segunda guerra mundial, donde elaboró las teorías de "logoterapia," o análisis existencial. El Doctor Frankl cree que el individuo podría ir más allá de las tribulaciones de la vida al asumir la responsabilidad de formular sus propios motivos para existir. Contiene algunas descripciones de violencia. (A psychiatrist discusses his bitter experiences in the concentration camp at Auschwitz during World War II, where he evolved his theories of "Logotherapy" or existential analysis. Dr. Frankl believes that the individual can transcend the sufferings of life by assuming the responsibility for formulating his own reasons for existence. Some violence.) 1946.

Ajuste de cuentas (The Reckoning)
DB100330 18 horas 40 minutos
por John Grisham
read by Catherine Nunez
Pete Banning era uno de los ciudadanos más respetados de Clanton, Mississippi, un héroe de la segunda guerra mundial, el patriarca de una familia prominente, y un miembro de la iglesia metodista. Pero en una mañana fresca de octubre, se despertó temprano, manejó hasta la ciudad, entró en la iglesia, y tranquilamente disparó y mató al pastor y amigo suyo, Dexter Bell. Contiene algunas descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual. (Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s, favorite son—World War II hero, patriarch of a prominent family, farmer, and Methodist church member. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. Some violence and some descriptions of sex.) 2018.

La Confesión (The Confession)
DB100337 18 horas 8 minutos
por John Grisham
read by Aurelio Dominguez
Travis Boyette, una persona moribunda en libertad bajo palabra, confiesa al pastor luterano Keith Schroeder que hace 10 años, violó y asesinó a Nicole Yarber, una animadora blanca de un colegio en Texas. Pero es el afroamericano Donté Drumm, ex compañero de clase de Nicole, quien esta a punto de ser ejecutado por el crimen. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de violencia y de índole sexual. (Dying paroled convict Travis Boyette confesses to Lutheran minister Keith Schroeder that he raped and murdered Nicole Yarber, a white Texas high school cheerleader, ten years ago. But African American Donté Drumm, Nicole’s former classmate, is about to be executed for the crime. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex.) 2010.

Verano del 69 (Summer of ’69)
DB100319 14 horas 26 minutos
por Elin Hilderbrand
read by María Pino
Nantucket, 1969. Hermanos Blair, Kirby, Tiger, y Jessie encuentran un ambiente muy distinto a que cuando pasaron el verano en la casa de su abuela la ultima vez. Con los tres hermanos mayores diseminados por todo el mundo, enfrentando sus propios desafíos, la menor (Jessie) siente el peso de los secretos de la familia. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo, algunas descripciones de índole sexual. (Nantucket, 1969. Siblings Blair, Kirby, Tiger, and Jessie find their world changed from the last time they spent the summer at their grandmother's home. With the three older siblings spread across the world and facing their own crises, thirteen-year-old Jessie feels the strain of family secrets. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex.) 2019.

La Chica Salvaje (Where the Crawdads Sing)
DB100295 12 horas 55 minutos
por Delia Owens
read by Aurelio Dominguez
Cuando Chase Andrews es encontrado muerto a finales de 1969, los habitantes de Barkley Cove, Carolina del Norte, sospechan inmediatamente de Kya Clark, la “Chica de la Marisma.” Pero Kya no es lo que dicen. Es sensible e inteligente, y por años ha sobrevivido sola en la marisma que llama casa. (In late 1969, when Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals of Barkley Cove, North Carolina, immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home.) 2019.

La Carta Esférica (The Nautical Chart)
DB100294 20 horas 15 minutos
por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
read by Aurelio Dominguez
España, los 90. Una carta náutica antigua presenta dos improbables socios, Manuel Coy de la Marina Mercante y Tanger Soto de el Museo Naval de Madrid. Ellos usan el mapa para buscar un barco jesuita hundido del siglo XVII y su presunto tesoro. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo y algunas descripciones de violencia y índole sexual. (Spain, 1990s. An antique nautical chart introduces two unlikely partners, Manuel Coy of the Merchant Marine and Tanger Soto of the Madrid Naval Museum. They use the map to search for a sunken, seventeenth-century Jesuit ship and its presumed treasure. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex.) 2000.

Bajo un Cielo Escarlata (Beneath a Scarlet Sky)
DB97801 19 horas 13 minutos
por Mark Sullivan
read by Aurelio Dominguez
Milán, 1943. El adolescente Pino Lella se involucra en el movimiento de resistencia para sacar a los judíos de Italia. Para salvarlo, la familia de Pino lo alista en el ejército alemán. Cuando es asignado como conductor del general Hans Leyers, Pino comienza a espiar. Traducido de la edición original de 2017 en inglés. (Milan, 1943. Teenager Pino Lella becomes involved in the resistance movement to ferry Jews out of Italy. To save him, Pino's family enlists him in the German army. When he is assigned as a driver for General Hans Leyers, Pino begins spying. Translated from the original 2017 English edition.) 2019.

Siempre Demasiado y Nunca Suficiente: Cómo Mi Familia Creó al Hombre más Peligroso del Mundo (Too Much and Never Enough)
DB100325 9 horas 22 minutos
por Mary L. Trump
read by Rocio Ramirez
La sobrina del Presidente Trump, una psicóloga clínica, reflexiona sobre la historia de su familia para teorizar de cómo su tío se hizo el hombre que es ahora. Mary presenció innumerables interacciones familiares, y detalla acontecimientos, relaciones, y patrones de comportamiento entre los miembros de la familia Trump. Contiene lenguaje ofensivo. (President Trump's niece, a clinical psychologist, reflects on her family's history to theorize how her uncle became the man he is now. A first-hand witness to countless family interactions, she details events, relationships, and patterns of behavior among the members of the Trump family. Some strong language.) 2020.

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